2020 marks ten years since BBOWT took on the lease for Letcombe Valley nature reserve near Wantage in south Oxfordshire. Letcombe Valley is located in the heart of the thriving communities of Letcombe Regis and Letcombe Bassett, and right from the start the community took the lead on restoring the reserve.
The site was officially opened in March 2010 followed by the first volunteer work party in July 2010 where the group began to create a loop path including several difficult stepped sections, bridges and resurfacing the woodland path.
This work was all completed over two years by skilled local volunteers. The looped path is now a favourite walking spot for locals, and provides easy access to nature for the residents of The Richmond Retirement Village, located next to the reserve.