Join Us

The Friends of Colwick Woods is a not-for-profit organization whose aim is to protect, enhance and promote the woods for people and for wildlife.

Objectives include the conservation of  the wildlife of the woods, the protection and enhancement of the landscape, documentation of the history of the woods, the promotion of public and educational use, and community involvement.

The  Friends of Colwick Woods needs the support  that the membership of local people gives – people who enjoy the woods, the panoramic views, and the flowers and wildlife and who value its green open spaces in the heart of the city.

Membership can be as active as you wish. You may just want to be associated with the aims of the group or you may wish to take a more active role in the various activities of the group.

The benefits of membership include newsletters, invitations to guided walks, plant and animal identification courses, bat and butterfly watches, and other events throughout the year.  We also have  monthly meetings, voluntary work parties and litter picks.

Please complete the membershipform (click on the button below to download it to your computer) and enclose it with your payment. One year’s membership costs £3 for an individual or £6 for a family of up to four people in a household. Please also consider that an extra donation to the group’s fund is always welcome.

Payment can be made at any of our meetings in cash or by cheque (cheques should be made payable to The Friends of Colwick Woods.

Alternatively, post or hand in the form and payment to our Chairman, Richard Brown, at the address on the membership form.

We look forward to your support; we value your membership.

Pat Holland (Membership Secretary)

Recent Achievements:  

  • Planning Applications affecting the woods responded to 
  • Lottery Grants obtained to improve the Nature Reserve
  • Disabled Access installed and new benches sited
  • Historic Ponds have been recreated
  • Information Sign installed at entrance to the woods
  • Direction Sign to Colwick Woods on Sneinton Dale
  • Improvements for Vehicle Access to events
  • Footpaths cleared and repaired
  • Work Parties for improvements and conservation 
  • Guided nature walks around the Woods
  • Fly tipping  and littering preventative measures
  • Quad bikes and stolen cars access prevention methods

Future Plans

  • Safety Fencing along cliff edge to be installed
  • Path improvements and step construction on slopes
  • Pond and surrounding area further development
  • Planting of hazel, sweet chestnut  and other trees
  • Coppicing, scrub and bramble clearance 
  • Meadow flower grassland slopes hay cutting
  • Ice House research, repair and renovation
  • Extensions to  the Local Nature Reserve
  • Disabled access to be extended to view point
  • Local History further research and documentation
  • Species surveys of animals and plants revisited