We are a community volunteer group supporting the management of our local green space for the benefit of the community.

Friends of Woodlands & Coachwood Green

We are a community volunteer group supporting the management of our local green space by conserving and enhancing biodiversity, sharing the heritage and providing recreation activities for the benefit of the community.
About Us

We are a volunteer community group

The Friends of Woodlands and Coachwood Green are a volunteer community group based in Shireoaks, who work in partnership with Nottinghamshire County Council’s Green Spaces team to develop, enhance and maintain the former Shireoaks Colliery now known as Woodlands and Coachwood Green.

Located at the heart of a village community Woodlands and Coachwood Green is about 30 hectares of reclaimed land from the former Shireoaks Colliery Site consisting of 3km of trails with a Trim Trail and a viewpoint at its peak and incorporating Nottinghamshire’s Wildflower Coronation Meadow located alongside the River Ryton and Chesterfield Canal.

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Wildlife Discovery Area

The Wildlife Discovery Area is a space to discover and learn about the habitats and species around you as well as the birds that visit the Woodlands Country Park.

An outdoor space for learning and discovery with a bird hide, wildlife pond, tree trail, bug hotels – all located amongst the 3KM of trails across the Woodlands and Coachwood Green, with a viewpoint at its peak.

Aims

Our Aims

Conserve & Enhance Biodiversity
Offer Educational Opportunities
Community Involvement & Engagement
Provide Recreational Activities
Gallery

Here are some pictures of this beautiful area

Testimonials

What People Say
About the Area

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We will be holding our regular volunteer work day on Sunday 28th April 10.30am -1pm, if you have a couple of spare hours, why not join us?As we move into Spring and the ground is warmer we will be sowing wildflower seed and mulching newly planted trees and hedgerows, along with a general tidy up. πŸͺ»πŸ₯€ #lovewhereyoulive All tools and equipment provided, just bring gloves and wear suitable footwear. ... See MoreSee Less
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We are pleased to share an update on the new woodlands area created on Coachwood Green #TreesforClimate All the trees have now been planted and mulched, the site will be managed by Nottinghamshire County Council until the trees are established when it will be opened up for public access.We want to say a huge thankyou to everyone who has been involved in this project.Thanks to everyone who turned out on the community planting day in February to plant Oak, Birch, Wild cherry, Hawthorn, Hazel and Field Maple #PlantATree Many thanks to Haggonfields Primary School who had a great day planting the Fruit trees for the community orchard πŸπŸπŸ’πŸŽ and to the Little Acorns Pre-school, Shireoaks who had an amazing time and loved being part of the tree planting. Shireoaks Womens Institute planted a Rowan Tree to mark the Kings Coronation.The Prince's Trust did their 2 week community project on the Woodlands and Coachwood working very hard and finished the remaining planting and mulched all the trees. And thanks to Trees-Away for providing the woodchip.It's been an amazing project to be part of and a great way for the community to come together. Thankyou to everyone πŸ˜€ ... See MoreSee Less
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Many thanks to the volunteers who came out this morning, in rain, hail and sunshine to litter pick on the Woodlands and Coachwood Green #LitterHeroes At least 14 bags of rubbish were collected from Coachwood Green and Marina Drive #GreatBritishSpringClean #lovewhereyoulive We will meet again Sunday 24th March @10.30am on the Car Park, Marina Drive if you are able to join us for another litter pick.Bassetlaw District Council ... See MoreSee Less
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The #GreatBritishSpringClean has started, join us on either Saturday 23rd March or Sunday 24th March to litter pick on the Woodlands and Coachwood Green, Shireoaks. We hope you can join us on either day or both and be a #LitterHeroes #lovewhereyoulive We will meet at the Car Park on Marina Drive, Shireoaks at 10.30am, litter pickers and bin bags will be provided. If you have gloves please bring them but we do have some if you don't.We look forward to seeing you.Bassetlaw District Council Shireoaks Parish Council Bassetlaw Community and Voluntary Service - BCVS ... See MoreSee Less
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Join us for the Woodlands and Coachwood Green Spring Clean Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean is back and we will be taking part on Saturday 23rd March & Sunday 24th March and we would like to invite you to join us in tidying up the Woodlands and Coachwood Green. With support from Bassetlaw District Council we will provide litter pickers, high visibility jackets, gloves and bags. #GreatBritishSpringClean #litterheroes2024 ... See MoreSee Less
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Today is the start of #NationalNestBoxWeek, if you enjoyed taking part in the #rspbbiggardenbirdwatch like we did, why not continue the bird theme and put up nest boxes in your garden. πŸŒ³πŸ¦‰British birds are short of nesting holes and populations of many bird species are down as a result of this housing shortage. So everyone can do their bit to help and it's not only good for birds but it's good for us to get out in the garden, make nest boxes or just watch the birds. www.nestboxweek.com/We will be taking part and putting nest boxes up on the Woodlands and we would like to say a big thankyou to Men in Sheds Worksop for making these amazing nest boxes for us. Thankyou πŸ™ ... See MoreSee Less
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Many thanks to everyone who came out to plant a tree at our community tree planting day, we were overwhelmed by the support for this new area of woodland that is being created. πŸŒ³πŸ˜€The weather was perfect and many new friendships were formed. To join in more discussion of the day and share photographs here is the link to our facebook group. www.facebook.com/groups/woodlandsandcoachwoodgreen.co.uk/Thank you once again ... See MoreSee Less
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Only 3 days to go! 🌳Join us this Saturday 10th February to plant 550 trees and be part of creating a new woodland area on Coachwood Green and open green space for everyone to enjoy, with a heritage orchard at the entrance. #PlantATree #treeplanting #TreesforClimateThis is your opportunity to put down roots in Shireoaks that will last generations and plant a tree as a gift to family and friends.If you can spare some time to pop along a plant a tree, we will be there from 10.30am until all 550 trees are planted. This is suitable for all ages and abilities. Please wear suitable footwear and clothing and bring gloves. All tools and equipment will be provided. We look forward to seeing youπŸ˜€Bassetlaw Community and Voluntary Service - BCVS TCV - The Conservation Volunteers Nottinghamshire County Council Harri Wilder ... See MoreSee Less
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Spring is nearly upon us and we are pleased to welcome the new Wildlife Discovery Area and car park to the Woodlands and Coachwood Green. Many thanks to our funders and volunteers who have helped create this site by wildflower seeding, planting native trees and hedgerows, building bug hotels and butterfly mounds, maintaining the wetlands and general tidying and maintenance. Nature gets very busy around this time of year and the Wildlife Discovery Area is a great place to get out and enjoy it. We are eager to hear what you see on the site from birds, pollinators and amphibians πŸŒ³πŸπŸ¦‹πŸ¦β€β¬›πŸΎ so do share your sightings. If you enjoyed taking part in the #rspbgreatbigbirdwatch we will be continuing the bird theme as national nestbox week starts on 14th February and local charity Men in Sheds Worksop have very kindly made us bird boxes to put up on the Woodlands site. Keep following us to hear what's happening on the Woodlands and Coachwood Green and how you can get involved. ... See MoreSee Less
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Only 2 weeks to go until our community tree planting day - 10th February.🌲🌳We hope you can come along and plant a tree, we have 550 trees to plant including Oak, Rowan, Field Maple, Birch Holly, Hazel. Plus 10 Fruit trees (Apple, Pear, Plum, Damson and Cherry) to create a community orchard. 🍏🍐 The Shireoaks Womens Institute will be planting a tree to mark the King's Coronation. The new paths have been put in and the site will be remain fenced off until the trees have matured, in a couple of years time this will be a great new additional green space for the local community.We hope you can join us, feel free to pop along and see what we do. #treeplanting #PlantATreeMany thanks to Notts County Council and Greenwood Community Forests for this project and for arranging tree planting days with the local Schools. Shireoaks Parish Council Shireoaks Newsletter Worksop Turbine Bassetlaw Community and Voluntary Service - BCVS Harri Wilder ... See MoreSee Less
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