Dodnor Rediscovered focused on increasing the understanding and awareness of the industrial and natural heritage of a site and how they interact and shape one another. It is situated at Dodnor Creek and Dickson’s Copse Local Nature Reserve (LNR), and adjacent land on which a deteriorating historic cement kiln – locally known as “The Mummies Cave” stands. There is an extraordinary tale to tell about mills, cement, renewable power, and nature. Cement is more interesting than you think! In the LNR Gift to Nature improved access, and increased usage and volunteering. They improved access from a National Cycleway to both the Medina Estuary and LNR and created a new public space for interpretation and rest. Much activity took place on the adjacent site to save the historic structure previously engulfed by vegetation, just as rampant but more destructive than any Mummy. They stabilised the kilns, making them visible and put in place a management plan for the future.
A full report on this project and details of the site and its history can be found on the Gift to Nature website.
Anyone interested in the project should contact Gift To Nature here