Coleorton Wood is a six-hectare mixed, young woodland planted during the early days of The National Forest on the site of the former "Bug and Wink" colliery. It is owned and managed by Coleorton Parish Council.
The wood is open between the hours of 09:00 to 16:00. The main gate to the wood from Pitt Lane is opened and closed by volunteers so may not always be on the dot.
There are several seats and picnic tables through-out the wood. 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 >>
Management & Maintenance:
The parish council has commissioned a specialist forestry company to create a plan for the wood. Much of the maintenance of the woods, hedges and ponds is undertaken by the Coleorton & New Lount Volunteer Group. They also build new seats and picnic tables and nesting boxes. The Heritage Warden reports include details of work done.
Coleorton Wood is within The National Forest and we have been able to obtain some funding from them to help with the work and purchase of necessary supplies. The National Forest has produced a Case Study of Coleorton Wood for its Forest & Woodland Management Programme. Read the National Forest Case Study here >>
At the handover ceremony were:
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 >>
Thinning work and tidying of fallen trees is on-going in the wood and there are often cut logs left lying. These logs are the property of Coleorton Parish Council who will dispose of them to generate funds to continue the work of managing and caring for the Wood. Taking logs without permission is theft.
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.
The Coleorton Woodympics & QEII FIT Field Day Sunday 23rd September 2012
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