Nineteen acres of woodland, scrubland & grassland plus 4 acres of Willow swamp with 2 ponds doesn't sound like much but Gatley Carrs is an oasis in the suburbs. Popular with dog walkers, the area offers a variety of routes in and around the woods, scrub and meadows or alongside the brook.
Popular with Nature lovers since the 1850’s the area continues to be a local haven for wildlife and has recently been awarded official Local Nature Reserve status by English Nature.
Gatley Carrs Conservation Group (GCCG) was founded by Gatley residents in 1998 to work with local authority on conservation, maintenance and improvement of this open space to encourage wildlife to thrive and integrate public amenity.
Recently involved with planting over 200 trees and shrubs as well as installing benches and bins, this voluntary group work for the benefit of the site; maintaining the woodland and meadow. Future projects aim at improving water quality and ridding the Carrs of the dreaded Japanese knotweed.
If you would like to get involved with the group or to have your say on the nurturing of this piece of countryside you can e-mail us or meet us at Gatley Hill House, second Wednesday of every other month 7.30pm.
Next meeting: Wed March 14th, May 9th and July 11th Guided Walk May TBC & Mon June 25th Gatley Festival
Next Task Day: See Notice Board in Car Park & MEET Car Park