Wildwood Trust, Kent's unique British wildlife park and conservation charity is celebrating after being granted desperately needed funding to renovate and repair the park's woodland pathways that have been damaged by the appalling winter weather.

As a conservation charity, Wildwood is dedicated to educating people about British wildlife and wild spaces and uses its ancient woodland setting to achieve this goal, but working in the natural environment can be challenging; the heavy rain has resulted in many pathways around the park becoming severely waterlogged and muddy, making some areas almost unpassable without wellington boots.  
 
But help is at hand and the project has received £7067 funding from Viridor Credits Environmental Company, through the Landfill Communities Fund. This grant will enable Wildwood to repair the damaged areas and upgrade the paths around the woodland using recycled materials. The renovations will help Wildwood to withstand future adverse weather conditions and ensure that visitors can enjoy exploring the woodland all year round.
 
Jon May, Wildwood's Park General Manager, said 'We are very grateful to Viridor Credits for granting us funding to enable this vital project to go ahead, it will make an amazing difference to our visitor experience during the wet winter months'.
 
Work to repair the pathways will begin in the next couple of weeks, and will be carried out by the Wildwood Ranger team together with the help of volunteers from the local community.