The bridge and ramp were formally opened on 14 October 2011.  Students from Trinity Skills for Life, Birmingham City University and representatives from Friends of the Hayes, Staffordshire Wildlife Trust and St Modwen Environmental Trust were on site to celebrate the project.  

The bridge was designed and built by students from Birmingham City University.

A video of the construction process can be seen here.


The grand opening and displaying the new plaque which was designed and made by students from Trinity Skills for Life. 



We are thrilled to announce that St Modwen Environmental Trust has provided funding for a group of Birmingham University design students to take part in an exciting project based at The Hayes. The project regulator is ENTRUST and Staffordshire Wildlife Trust will be providing advice and guidance.

The purpose is to design and construct an all ability access ramp, and a pedestrian bridge, providing access for all. The bridge will be positioned over a small stream which is noted by the Wildlife Trust for its rare unmanaged woody debris habitat.

Surrounding meadows, locally listed woodland. and a regional site of geological interest will also become accessible. They can then be enjoyed by local community groups and individuals who are unable to get to them now, due to the steep topography of the site.