Woodland Trust and NHS Volunteers
Aug 22 2019

NHS to the Rescue in Bale Hill Wood!

On 21 August the Woodland Trust volunteers looking after Castle Hill and the three Derwenthead Woods in North West Durham welcomed additional support from a team of  volunteers from the NHS. Working with NHS Corporate Services, a volunteers day was organised at Bale Hill Wood...

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Aug 12 2019

Smithills Volunteer Update 12th August 2019

Hello all  Welcome  To our newest volunteer… Russ Hedley!!!! (No escape for Russ).  Task day The next task day is on Sunday (18th), 9.30am to 12.30pm, and it will be plug planting of wildflowers near to Sugar Loaf. This is in partnership with Lancashire Wildlife Trust, who have supplied...

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Aug 12 2019

Balsam pulling in Dora’s Wood

For the past four seasons our local wildlife group has been on a quest to destroy all balsam at Woodland Trust's Dora's Wood!. Quite an adventure it has been - nobbled by nettles, snatched by sticky weed while braving the brambles to reach the illusive...

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Aug 11 2019

Smithills Volunteer Update 30th July 2019

Hello all Welcome To Siobhan Fearon, who joins the Wildlife Group.    Sport on the Square Alex, Pete and Pam braved the hottest day of the year (34.5 degrees!) stood under a gazebo on the Town Hall Square, where they spoke to visitors about the various wellbeing activities we have...

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Aug 11 2019

750 at the Royal Lancs

.....that's  the number of hazel, oak and birch saplings we handed out to visitors to the Royal Lancashire Show over the weekend. We got off to a slow start on Friday not helped by the unseasonal driving rain and subsequent lack of visitors. However numbers picked up over...

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Aug 11 2019

By Royal Appointment

The Woodland Trusts new property “The Young Peoples Forest – Mead” near to Derby, Derbyshire,  recently received a visit from none other than the Head Forester of the Duchy of Cornwall, Geraint Richards who came out to see the project for himself and give advice...

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Aug 11 2019

Spud Wood Trail Races

The Lymm Runners in Cheshire have just completed their annual trail races around Spud Wood. The proceeds from the events come to us and site manager Neil Oxley was there to collect the cheque along with Jo Yellen, group leader for the Spud wood volunteer...

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