Arrived at the Red Kite layby view point today to find the staff of the Warter Estate planting an 8ft leylandii hedge, all the way from the bottom of the hill to the end of the first field, totally obscuring any views into the trees and valley. Words did actually fail us as to why the people who are meant to look after the countryside for everyone, could be so petty and spoil people's enjoyment of looking at these wonderful birds. The hedge is double planted so they obviously don't want anyone whatsoever to see onto their land, absolutely pathetic. David Hockney enjoyed this part of the world and produced many fabulous paintings while he lived in Yorkshire. I wonder what he would say to this monstrosity?
Warter Estate - can you really call yourself a custodian of the countryside? You should be ashamed of yourselves.