May 10 2019

Partners plant trees at Hedley Hall

Volunteers from our corporate partners Sainsbury’s and Nationwide planted around 1,500 trees at Hedley Hall on May 1st.   36 staff from Sainsbury’s were joined by seven staff from Nationwide to put the trees in the ground. They also got a chance to look at a previously...

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May 01 2019

Yorks & Humber Volunteer Gathering

A big thanks to everyone who came along at the weekend to join us at Ripley Castle for our Yorks. & Humber Volunteer Gathering. After some really interesting updates from Site Manager, Mark Feather and Skipton Visitor Experience Manager, Hazel Birdsall, we were joined by Kylie...

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Apr 18 2019

Smithills Update 18th April 2019

Hello all Wildlife Group Last week the Smithills Wildlife Monitor Volunteers were out at Dean Brook learning how to identify river flies with Dr Adam Moolna from Keele University. Now certified river fly spotters (!!) they will be monitoring the presence of these species monthly. This information...

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Mar 29 2019

Tree-mendous fun

We’ve had a busy few weeks in Spud Wood, Oughtrington and we wanted share what we’d been up to. If you’d been to the wood recently you might have noticed that some work has been going on in addition to the coppicing and wood allotments.   In...

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Mar 21 2019

6,200 trees are in the ground!

Hello all   Smithills tree planting fortnight  is done!   We have had a huge number of groups visit us… The Olive School, Brownlow Fold School, Devonshire Road School, Myerscough College, Selfridges, Enterprise Car Hire, Co-op Insurance, Kenny Waste, Seddons, Bolton at Home, AFG Law, City of Trees (who...

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Happy volunteers next to our completed hedge
Mar 18 2019

Hedge laying in Spud Wood

We want to thank Neil and Claire for getting us some hedge laying training in Spud Wood.  Its been hard work and a bit wet and muddy. but we are so pleased with ourselves for getting it all done.   We had the training on the 9/10...

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