Coleorton 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.
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.
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 >>
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 >>
Volunteers enjoy a cuppa after a hard morning’s 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 work starts on Monday 8 September 2014 and will be done by contractors. 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.
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.
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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