Winter Hill Cock Marsh Cookham

GUEST POST: Back to the future at Winter Hill

Over the years, the Winter Hill area has not fared well. Even as recently as the 1950s there was an open view across to our neighbours on the other side of the river, but today the hillside is largely covered with self-seeded trees, scrub and the odd chicken. The National Trust are soon to start works to tackle this – in an effort to restore at least some of the view and chalk grassland, improve the biodiversity and future proof the area against disease like Ash die back (Hymenoscyphus fraxineus).