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Our nature reserves
Used over centuries, swaling benefits many plants and animals by removing the previous season's dead grass. Without it the nature of these traditionally managed sites would change.
Swaling is carried out in late winter and only where weather conditions are right. Reserves Officers work to a careful plan that ensures that neither wildlife nor property is damaged.
Reserves where the benefits of swaling can best be seen are in the north of the county, including Rackenford & Knowstone Moors and Dunsdon.