Tree blocking Hempstead Meadow boardwalk removed


A fallen tree which was blocking the footpath across Hempstead Meadows Local Nature Reserve has been removed.

The clearance was carried out by Uckfield Town Council staff.

The updated photographs were supplied by Paul Meakin.

Boardwalk tree gone

Clearance complete by town council staff

Boardwalk tree stump

A stump is all that remains of the tree which fell and blocked the boardwalk

Our original story

A tree has fallen on to the boardwalk at Hempstead Meadow Nature Reserve, Uckfield, blocking the route through to town between the Hempstead Road Playing Field and Waitrose car park.

Thanks to Heather Park for the picture below. She turned round when she reached the tree. “I think with the wet weather it would be risky to try clambering over it, but some people might manage it.”

Heather plans to report the tree fall to Uckfield Town Council.

Read too about plans to close the footpath for a month while the boardwalk is replaced with a raised stone causeway: Uckfield footpath to be closed for a month.


The tree that has fallen onto the board walk which forms part of a footpath across the Hempstead Meadow Nature Reserve – a handy link from Hempstead Fields and Manor Park to the centre of Uckfield.

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