BACT was set up in 1994 when Church Plantation (4.5 acres of woodland) was purchased and made into a nature reserve. Valley Marsh (5.5 acres of marsh) was added in 1997 and Welbeck Marsh (12 acres) in 2020 so the reserve (County Wildlife Site 2222) is now 22 acres and includes woodland, marshland, ditches, ponds and both banks of a stretch of the River Chet. BACT run two workdays a month working on the nature reserve of other parts of Bergh Apton, and many other events such as pond dipping, Fungus Forays and wildlife surveys. Since 1998 we have run a hedge survey which by 2022 has surveyed 31 Kilometres of hedges in Bergh Apton. In 2020 BACT has run the Chet Valley B-Line (a project encouraging insect friendly gardening and farming along the whole length of the River Chet) which was joint winner of the CPRE “Countryside Champions” award in 2021.
Fens or Marsh
Footpaths, Rights of Way or other paths
Construction eg hides, bridges
Grass cutting/hay making