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Reservoir Walk Re-Opens

It's taken nearly three months, but the millennium walk in St Saviours is fully accessible again after Storm Ciaran felled or damaged many trees.

The 3km walk is tucked away around the reservoir and it's this setting that gives it a true countryside feel, something that's rare in built up Guernsey.

But Storm Ciaran took its toll on the heavily wooded area and Tania Sargent from Guernsey Water says they had no choice but to close it:

"It simply wasn’t safe to allow people in. Trees blocked the paths and branches were hanging precariously overhead."

Storm Ciaran felled more than 350 trees across Guernsey and as a result, tree surgeons were busy:

"Getting them in to remove the trees and debris took time. They’ve now completed their work and everyone at Guernsey Water is really happy it can once again be a public, community asset."

It was decided to leave many of the trees and branches that fell, so that as they degrade, they become home to hundreds of insects and pollinators.

Reservoir

Native saplings are being planted to replace the non native species and tree surgeons have created a log lined walkway or boulevard.

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