Coleorton Parish

Coleorton Parish in Leicestershire includes the villages of Coleorton, Coleorton Moor, Church Town
and Farm Town as well as parts of Peggs Green, Griffydam and Lount

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Coleorton Wood

Coleorton Wood - thinning Sept 2014
                   Coleorton Wood - thinning Sept 2014

 

Newly layed hedges in Coleorton Wood May 2011
         Newly layed hedges in Coleorton Wood May 2011

 

The National ForestColeorton Wood is a six-hectare mixed, young woodland planted during the early days of The National Forest. It is on the site of the former "Bug and Wink" colliery.

Location:
The wood is accessed from Pitt Lane, off Coleorton Moor, Coleorton, Leicestershire, LE67 8FS. Map >>      It’s an ideal start point to the Coleorton Heritage Trail.

Opening times:
The wood is open to the public between the hours of 09:00 to 17:00 during the summer and 09:00 to 16:00 during the winter months.

Facilities:

There is a car-park and several seats and picnic tables. Please respect the wood and its residents and take home your rubbish. Dogs are welcome but please keep them under control. Please clean up after your dog and take it home with you as there are no dog waste bins in the wood.

Food and drink is available from the 4 pubs in Coleorton. See details for opening times and menus >>


Coleorton Wood was officially handed over to Coleorton Parish by Leicester County Council on 21st January 2012. A management group has been set up to plan and oversee the wood and ensure it provides a resource for parishioners and wildlife for generations to come.

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At the handover ceremony were:

  • Jackie Dickinson – Chair of LCC – Officially handed the wood over to Coleorton Parish Council
  • Andrew Bridgen – our MP
  • Nigel Smith – Chair NWLDC
  • Paul Brader – Chair Coleorton Parish Council
  • Grainne Kelly - Coleorton parish councillor who has worked tirelessly to achieve this objective. She thanked a lot of people for helping her to negotiate the purchase of the wood - and she was thanked for all the work she had put into making the purchase happen.
  • Many parishioners young and old
  • Members of the Coleorton & New Lount Volunteer Group who have really made a difference to the wood over the last year
  • and four-legged friends

Coleorton Conservation Group

The Coleorton & New Lount Volunteer Group has done a lot of work at Coleorton Wood to preserve the wood for human and visitors and the woods inhabitants. Take a look at their regular reports to see what they have achieved >>

More about the group and how to join >>

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Volunteers enjoy a cuppa after a hard morning’s work.

News:

Part closure of Pitt Lane Tuesday 21st & Wednesday 22nd October

The pot holes are being repaired on these days so there will be restricted access to the wood during the work. Apologies for the disruption but, as regular visitors will appreciate, the repairs are very much needed. Details >>

Management and thinning work

Following advice and reports from our consultants a programme of management for Coleorton Woods is in place. This includes extensive thinning to encourage the growth of larger trees.

The woods will be open to the public at normal times but contractors will be operating before and after those times. Please take care.

The contractors will be stacking up logs from the cut trees. These logs are to be sold to a log company and the proceeds used by the Council to continue the care of the Wood. Do not take the logs as these are the property of the Parish Council and taking them would be theft.

Dog Walkers

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Please make sure you clean up your dog’s mess and take it home to dispose of - as you would if walking on the street. It doesn’t degrade quickly and its unpleasant and unhealthy for other walkers and volunteer workers to encounter.

Queen Elizabeth II Field Scheme.

Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challengel ogo

 

Coleorton Wood has been accepted onto the Queen Elizabeth II Field Scheme.

The Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge is an exciting new programme to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The Challenge will permanently protect a network of 2012 outdoor recreational spaces by 2012 in communities across the UK – the Queen Elizabeth II Fields.

Read the briefing note (pdf) for additional information or go to the website
www.qe2fields.com

Fields in Trust

Fields in Trust

 

The Coleorton Woodympics & QEII FIT Field Day Sunday 23rd September 2012
Photos >>