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The Rye Brook flows through Ashtead Common, Ashtead Rye Meadows & Leatherhead where it joins the River Mole. Over the years, urban & agricultural development has had a detrimental effect on the Rye Brook, with the result that it supported little wildlife and periodically flooded local houses. By restoring the natural processes such as erosion, the depositing of minerals and the occasional flooding of wetland habitats, we are securing a healthy long term future for both wildlife & people.

With effect from Tuesday 19th November 2019 we are closing the concessionary route between Footpath 596 (Bushey Shaw) and Footpath 24 (Preston Grove). Ground conditions are deteriorating in Fraudings field and Jack Adams field and we wish to preserve the ground as much as possible.

Please respect this notice and do not climb the gates. All other fields are closed to the public and are private property.

We hope next Spring to have alternative routes open for residents to enjoy.


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A-Plant LogoAshtead Plant Hire Company Ltd (A-Plant) is a proud supporter of the Friends of Ashtead Rye Meadows Wetlands.