The Friends of The Trap Grounds

News / The Boardwalk: Good News!

Posted on 5th October, 2010

The boardwalk is complete! Leading south from Frog Lane, alongside the stream and across the swamp, it is 120 metres long and made of environment-friendly recycled plastic boards which are vandal-proof, non-slip, and rot-resistant. The plastic planks are not only more durable than wood: they are also more flexible, enabling the boardwalk to bend around corners, so that it winds its way through the trees in a very pleasing manner.

The boardwalk has improved access for everyone, but particularly wheelchair-users and families with pushchairs. School children and their teachers will benefit too.

The materials were supplied by Filcris Ltd ( Stuart Cox, of Bright Frog Designs (, was responsible for the installation. The cost was subsidised by generous grants from the National Lottery Awards For All scheme and The Trust For Oxfordshire’s Environment. Our own supporters made up the difference — thank you, everyone!

Our next project is to extend the boardwalk by constructing a path through the wood, leading to a viewing platform overlooking a small reedbed, where we hope to create a small pond. Watch this space!