Our Local Environment
Whilst the future growth of the airport is vital to the economic wellbeing of the whole region, it is equally important to balance this growth by minimising its impact on our beautiful rural landscape and environment.
One of the key initiatives of our landscape strategy is the Airport Trail which consists of a six mile walk circling the airport site through woodland, grassland and wildflower meadows. Work is continuing, but recent developments have included the introduction of interpretation boards detailing wildlife on the trail, picnic benches, tree planting and the development of artwork (in association with local community groups and artists) as well as the installation of bat boxes and hedgehog hotels.
If you’re interested in visiting the airport trail you can download the map which is shown on this page.