Carrs Conservation Group (GCCG) was founded by Gatley residents in
1998 to work with local authority on conservation, maintenance and
improvement of 19 acres of woodland, willow Carr, meadow, scrub,
ponds and watercourse to encourage wildlife to thrive and integrate
Nineteen acres of woodland, scrubland & grassland plus 4 acres of
Willow swamp with 2 ponds doesn't sound like much but Gatley Carrs
is an oasis in the suburbs. Popular with dog walkers, the area
offers a variety of routes in and around the woods, scrub and
meadows or alongside the brook.
Popular with Nature lovers since the 1850ís the area continues to be
a local haven for wildlife and has recently been awarded official
Local Nature Reserve status by English Nature.
Recently involved with planting over 200 trees and shrubs as well as
installing benches and bins, this voluntary group work for the
benefit of the site; maintaining the woodland and meadow. Future
projects aim at improving water quality and ridding the Carrs of the
dreaded Japanese knotweed.