5. Toadsmoor Woods – Toadsmoor valley (Upper Frome) (E)
- Owned by Mr Simon Gardiner
Funding: 60% funding SDC & 40% funded by Mr Gardiner
- Interventions and measures: Mr Gardiner has installed 14 Large Woody Debris leaky structures on the spring line flowing through his woodland. These will slow down peak flows and attenuate water and importantly allow sediment and soil to accumulate behind structures. Downstream of the spring lines, Toadsmoor pond provides important headroom storage for flood flows down the valley and preventing silt from filling this pond will provide Flood risk benefit in the longer term and. This will be a good case study for future Countryside Stewardship applicants, and Mr Gardiner is happy to allow site visits and spend some time explaining and demonstrating the work to other woodland owners.
- Working practice: Mr Gardiner undertook the work himself and provided part funding for the work.
Large Woody Debris Dams in Toadsmoor Woods, Toadsmoor Valley.