On the 22nd of August Members of Freys beacon OR hearth met up in the capacity of Guardians to clear litter in Storeton wood area of the Wirral peninsular, here in the Northwest of England.
Storeton Wood is the alleged site of the battle of Brunanburgh 937AD between the Anglo-Saxon Army and the combined Celt and Norse Army.
This Beautiful and ancient woodland is now rather small and is all we have left of what was a vast widespread canopy.That said there are a number of delightful ancient trees to view and enough covered land to be able to “escape” the pressures of Modern Life.
On first inspection the area didn’t look too bad as the paths are pretty well maintained by a local “Friends of” group. But their interest obviously doesn’t extend off the beaten path. We still managed to reclaim three bin liners full of rubbish discarded by the Folk who visit the area.
Most of the rubbish was beer cans and spirit bottles. Also, we found a lot of “dog dirt” bags; the owners actually bother to pick up their dogs mess, put it in a plastic bag and then throw it in the bushes!
But together with a Blot we had a great time. We will monitor this area and respond to the litter problem when necessary.