Destruction of a habitat

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Flooding and the Tufa Field

Surface water flooding is a constant feature  in the Tufa Field. Rainwater runoff from the hill above and the permeable nature of the underlying geology, means that frequently and unpredictably, springs form. Some of these are the permanent springs that… Continue Reading →

Spring in the Tufa Field

As spring starts, the Tufa Field is coming to life as well. Here you can view and listen to the beginnings of the Dawn Chorus. This will swell in intensity over the next two months reaching a climax in late… Continue Reading →

‘High Risk’ Bath Identified in new National Trust Climate Change Map

A shocking new National Trust Map released today shows the continuing threat posed by climate change. The Bath area is picked out as particularly susceptible to Slope Collapse and Soil Heave due to excess rainfall and flash flooding.  The Tufa… Continue Reading →

Images from the Tufa Field – 03/03/2020

Radio Bristol Q&A with Dine Romero

David has been putting questions to the Council Leader, Dine Romero, on Radio Bristol’s John Darvall Show today, 3rd March. Listen here. With a hole this big, it’s probably a good idea to stop digging….

Frog Bonking Week!

With the sudden increase in temperature, look out for frogs spawning in still water. This also heralds the start of the migration of amphibians from the Tufa Field as they end their hibernation and seek out water to breed in. … Continue Reading →

Images from the Tufa Field 13-02-2021


Images from the Tufa Field -30/01/2021

Here some remarkable timelapse footage of two fallow deer. Check out the Gallery for some stills. The winter rains continue to feed the Tufa Field Streams. Here is the main stream where it enters the field from Stirtingale Farm. and… Continue Reading →

Politics – BATHNES Council

A report on progress made by Bath & North East Somerset Council to tackle the climate and ecological emergencies was presented to the council on January 21. “The climate and ecological emergency progress report asks members to note the wide-ranging… Continue Reading →

Tufa Field – Streams

Just a reminder of what it is we are losing here if the Tufa Field site is developed. And some problems for the developers!. (Warning – this is a large (128MB) file so will take a while to download).  

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