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Colwick Woods is one of the cities hidden gems. This 50-hectare site of rich grassland and ancient woodland provides an oasis of tranquillity just one mile from the bustle of Nottingham city centre.

Colwick Woods was designated as a geological Site of Special Scientific Interest in 1995 and listed as a Local Nature Reserve in 2004. This site is particularly suitable for walking with a number of well maintained public rights of way paths spanning the woods. Colwick Woods also offers some panoramic views of the Trent Valley - as far as Belvoir Castle - and across the City.

The centre of the site is dominated by a former golf course, which is now managed as a playing field and wildflower meadow. The diverse ancient woodlands are characterised by ash, elm, oak, field maple and beech, with dog's mercury and ivy dominating the ground flora it is home to many beetles, including a rare leaf beetle. Colwick Woods is also rich in mammal species including the pipistrelle and noctule bats.

Historians believe that this site has been woodland since the early 1600's, possibly longer, but is typical of those found along the steep land bounding the Trent Flood Plain in parts of the site. In addition parts of the woodland have also been closely associated with Colwick Hall as identified by an old Ice House found on the site.• MoreInfo

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Tesco bags of help!

We would like your help please, we have been successful in getting voting boxes in Tesco stores for their ‘Bags of help’ scheme. Depending on the public vote, we will get £1000, £2000 or £5000 towards our project.
Find out how more here

AGM 2017!

TO BE HELD 6.30 pm Monday 6th February at the Bakersfield and Neighbourhood Community Association (BANCA) 312 Sneinton Dale
Find out how more here

Sunday Feb 17th 2018
Star Gazing Live


Sunday July 1st 12pm - 4pm
Summer Gala 2018

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ON THE GALA We are looking for some volunteers, with a bit of time to spare not only to help us earlier in the day but also to help us with some new stalls we have planned, mainly children's games but also other stalls as well.
This will help us raise some money to do some of the jobs we have planned - restoring the ice house, improving paths etc. You won't need to give us your time all day, we want you to enjoy the gala too, but even an odd hour or two would help so we can perhaps plan a timetable of help. It would be much appreciated.
Please can you get in touch with Liz - 07721912382 or message us on facebook - Friends of Colwick Woods, if you can help.