Hogmoor Inclosure this February
A wonderful Christmas time at Hogmoor Inclosure
Christmas saw a welcome return to some of Deadwater Valley Trust’s most loved festive events.
Tree Dressing returned for a second year. First conceived during lockdown as a way of bringing people together when we had to be apart, the community once again took to the woodland to decorate the chosen trees. Participants ranged from a lady who had lost her husband and sister and wanted to hang a decoration in their memories to members from local groups and nurseries creating their own decorations.
The Carols At The King event saw a record breaking 100 people booked onto to join together in Bordon Inclosure for singing, mulled wine, and mince pies, while a beans new event, The Solstice Lights Walk, welcomed people to take a stroll in the darkness to discover Christmas lights and activities dotted across the land. Café Hogmoor provided hot chocolate and cake at the end of the walk, alongside local producers Hogmoor Distillery and Jonah’s Mead who supplied hot toddies and mulled mead.
British Whites helping out in Hogmoor!
In the Deadwater Valley Local Nature Reserve, you may have noticed some ‘lodgers’ in the ancient meadow. The town is lucky enough to have four British White cows in the meadow who have come here to graze – essential for maintaining the area for the growth of native plants and flowers as well as soil improvement!
The four ladies are visiting from the Hampshire and Isle Of Wight Wildlife Trust and are being checked daily by the Rangers. They’ve also become a big hit on social media with people coming from across the area to snap a pic of the majestic animals.