Wey and Arun Canal Trust officially open their new viewing point

The viewing platform in the Hunt Nature Park, offering views across the new wildlife reserve.
The viewing platform in the Hunt Nature Park, offering views across the new wildlife reserve.

CANOEISTS are invited to take part in the celebrations when a platform with spectacular views across a new wildlife reserve is officially opened by the Wey and Arun Canal Trust (WACT).

They can join the first small boats rally to be held on the Cranleigh Waters stream, as part of the ceremony in the new Hunt Nature Park at Shalford.

Members of the public are also welcome at midday next Saturday, (October 24), to the launch of the viewing platform built by WACT volunteers.

The trust is developing and enhancing the wildlife area as part of its commitment to creating a ‘green corridor’ along the 23-mile route of the canal.

Hunt Nature Park has benefited from improvements carried out by WACT working parties, from the planting of native tree species to the clearing of shallow ponds.

“We are proud to be officially launching an important element of our commitment to the environment and wildlife,” said trust chairman Sally Schupke.

The viewing platform offers vistas across the park.

Its wooden decking is in an unusual hexagonal design.

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