The Viewpoint

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Situated at one of the highest points on the reserve and looking west over the valley is the Viewpoint.  Formerly covered in thick Rhododendron jungle, this cleared area now offers a view across the valley and the tree tops to a Forestry Commission conifer plantation about 1 mile away.  Because the Viewpoint hillside faces south west and the rhododendron has been cleared, more light reaching ground level has meant that the flora here has made a recovery (see photograph).   Bracken, Gorse and Bramble are the most prolific ground species to make a return.

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