community access

Community access

We are committed to ensuring and enabling community access. Shortmead has a public bridleway running through estate which allows regular access for cyclists, dog-walkers and pedestrians to enjoy the developing conservation areas which are an important element of the grounds at Shortmead.

We have regular open days each year for members and non-members where the public can enjoy and explore the estate, including the circular walk in the woodland and around the lake.

We work with local schools and colleges, and have regular visits from primary and scondary schools where we teach them about seasonal changes in the natural habitat on the estate. There is a diverse range of flora, fauna and wildlife on the estate including protected species such as stag beetles and Great Crested Newts.

We are involved in the town twinning scheme with Erlensee, Germany and each year we have exchange students to help on the estate as they extend their language experience and build closer relationships between the two countries.