We’ve improved accessible water environments at four locations in our regions as follows: 
  • Kielder Water (Northumberland): 12km of Lakeside Way improved with Kielder Water & Forest Park Development Trust, Forestry England and Red Squirrels Northern England, including footpath improvements, enhanced signage, protection for red squirrels and ospreys, and a new, fully accessible osprey watch facility.
  • Carlton Marshes (Lowestoft, Suffolk): 16km of water environment improved with Suffolk Wildlife Trust, creating a new publicly accessible 405hectare wetland including boardwalks, a visitor centre, wild playscape, viewing hides and linked year-round nature activities and an educational programme.
  • Frenze Beck (Diss, Norfolk): 1.5km of water environment at a County Wildlife Site improved with the River Waveney Trust and South Norfolk District Council. New footpaths and boardwalks with disabled access were created, as well as visitor seating, new wetland habitats and facilities to support bird nesting.
  • Filby and Ormesby Little Broad (Norfolk Broads): 0.7km of water environment improved with Norfolk Wildlife Trust, at one of only a few publicly accessible sites in the area. The project upgraded boardwalks to enable wheelchair access to viewing points, repaired paths, resurfaced car parks, and restored a dyke adjacent to the path to protect fish habitats.