Weather Warnings

Warning Triangle

Yellow weather warning in force for strong winds

Sorry to keep issuing these warnings, but the wind is picking up and for the next 24 hours there is a yellow weather warning for possibly more wind damage to trees, which may have been weakened by storm Eunice.

If you enter the nature reserve whilst the weather warning is in place then you do so at your own risk.

On Friday, we closed the nature reserve, put up signs, taped off all entrances and in one place blocked off the entrance with a barrier. The signs and tape were remove and barriers taken down by persons who felt the risk was overstated.

So, I can’t keep putting up signs, tape and barriers for people to remove or ignore.

So I will repeat, whilst weather warnings are in place if you enter the nature reserve you do so at your own risk.

Steve Songhurst, Warden.

This page will be updated when the Met Office issue any yellow, amber or red weather warnings 

Vinters Valley Nature Reserve is managed by a local voluntary trust for wildlife conservation & quiet informal recreation.

Every effort is made to keep the footpaths, steps, fences & open areas in good repair.

Before entering, you are advised that this is a site where natural hazards may exist.

In addition, we manage the trees for both wildlife interest & with visitors’ safety in mind.

There are a large number of mature trees within the nature reserve. We do not recommend entering the nature reserve when the Met Office has issued a yellow / amber or red weather warning – indicating very strong winds, which could cause injury from falling timber.

We hope you enjoy your visit but please be aware that the Trust cannot accept responsibility for any loss / damage to person(s) or property whilst visiting this nature reserve.