A NATURE reserve will be opened up to the public for two special open days.

The events have been organised at Pedlars Wood, located between Frinton and Walton, to help owners pay for the essential maintenance and upkeep of the wood.

People are invited to visit and enjoy the area on Sunday May 4 and Sunday May 11, from 10am to 5pm on both days.

A collection bucket will be positioned at the gate for people to donate towards the spiralling costs of keeping the wood maintained and in use as a community resource.