Stay Away From The Woods, Forestry Bosses Urge After Storm Arwen Damage

Visitors have been told to stay away from forests across much of northern England after Storm Arwen blew over tens of thousands of trees.

A fallen tree on the Rothbury to Elsdon road (Forestry England/PA) © Provided by PA Media A fallen tree on the Rothbury to Elsdon road (Forestry England/PA)

Forestry England will conduct an aerial survey of the damage in the coming days and have sent teams to clear roads for people living in the affected areas.

It said a “huge swathe” of forests in the North East and North West suffered damage, making it too dangerous for visitors who would normally come to enjoy the outdoor spaces.

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Some toppled trunks were still held up by neighbouring trees and could fall at any time.

It listed Thrunton Woods, Kidland, Harbottle and Simonside near Rothbury, Kielder, Hamsterley and Chopwell in the North East, plus Grizedale Forest and Gisburn in the North West, as being badly affected by uprooted trees, loose branches, downed power lines and blocked access.

Photos showed hundreds of trees in Kidland Forest in Northumberland that had blown over.

(Forestry England/PA) © Provided by PA Media (Forestry England/PA)

Video by forestry ranger Alex Maclennan at the entrance to Thrunton Woods, also in Northumberland, showed hundreds more flattened pines, causing him to say: “This is why we don’t want the public to come to this area – (it’s) pretty bad.”


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