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.


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.


Our Aims

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

Here are some pictures of this beautiful area


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Our Annual General Meeting will be taking place on Thursday 18th July from 7.00pm-8.00pm at The Hewett Arms.Come along and share your suggestions of what you would like to see on the Woodlands and Coachwood Green and hear about planned activities for the rest of the year.Our guest speaker will be Nigel Slater from Beeston Wildlife Group on 'Gardening for Wildlife' a big topic covering everything from ponds, log piles, lawns, plants 🐝🦋🪻🦔We look forward to seeing you. ... See MoreSee Less
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Many thanks to everyone who came along today to our Nature Identification event with the Clumber Park NT team as part of the #BigHelpOut We had great fun using apps like irecord.org.uk/ and merlin.allaboutbirds.org/ as well as spotter sheets to learn and discover what species are on the Woodlands and Coachwood Green, recording species such as Oxeye daisy, wild strawberry, yellow rattle, bush vetch to Chiff Chaffs and Kestrels. We also had activities like bark rubbing, pebble painting, Bird house painting and making flower rainbows to take part in.As you walk around the Woodlands please continue to use these apps to record what you see from flowers 🪻birds 🦉bees 🐝butterflies 🦋so we contribute to national databases and build up a local database of the nature on our doorstep #lovewhereyoulive ... See MoreSee Less
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HAPPENING TOMORROW - NATURE IDENTIFICATION EVENT Saturday 8th June @10.30am, Wildlife Discovery Area, Marina Drive, Shireoaks Last weekend was the start of #30dayswild and we're enjoying spending the whole month connecting with nature together. Why not kick off your start to #30dayswild by getting to know the nature on your doorstep and join the our Nature Identification Event happening tomorrow 8th June from 10.30am on the Wildlife Discovery Area, Marina Drive, Shireoaks. 🦋🐝🪻🐁The Clumber Park NT team will be joining us as part of the #BigHelpOut to help us understand what species can be found on the site. It's open to everyone and all abilities, come along and volunteer and be part of the big species count on the Woodlands and Coachwood Green#nature #wildlife #lovewhereyoulive Bassetlaw District Council Bassetlaw Community and Voluntary Service - BCVS The Wildlife Trusts ... See MoreSee Less
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One week today we will be hosting the first ever nature identification event on the Woodlands and Coachwood Green. as part of the #BigHelpOut Why not come along and get involved by taking part in an activity to record and share details of the wildflowers, birds, insects 🪻🦋🐝This is the first time we will create a record of what nature we have in our local community #lovewhereyoulive Supported by the National Trust and will be present with lots of nature-based activities suitable for all age groups and abilities. Coffee on the go. repair on the spot. will be there providing refreshments.Bassetlaw Community and Voluntary Service - BCVS Bassetlaw District Council Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust TCV - The Conservation Volunteers Come along and get involved ... See MoreSee Less
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We’re joining the biggest mass volunteering event - #TheBigHelpOut, 7-9th June! 🤝On the 8th June in partnership with National Trust we are inviting you to take part in a Nature Identification event on the Wildlife Discovery Site.We're inviting you to volunteer and take part in recording what you see - birds 🐦‍⬛ butterflies 🦋 flowers 🪻Plus we will have other nature-based activities for all age groups Are you lending a hand? Pledge your support here app.doit.life/my-wallet/activities/6638a7eaa328768f0d120bd4#nature #wildlife #lovewhereyoulive ... See MoreSee Less
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We are excited to be taking part in the #BigHelpOut this year from 7-9 June. The Big Help Out is one of the biggest mass volunteering events of the year, designed to encourage people across the UK to lend a hand in their local communities and experience how rewarding volunteering can be.Watch this space for more information in the coming days on how you can get involved in our fun and flexible volunteering opportunities.Whether you've got an hour to spare of a whole day we will have activities to suit everyone. #lovewhereyoulive ... See MoreSee Less
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Hedgehog Awareness Week 5th-11th May 🦔🍄 🌻 #HedgehogAwarenessWeek This annual event is designed to highlight the problems facing hedgehogs and the habitat in which they live 🍂Here's some ways that you can help hedgehogs 👎 We would love to hear how you are helping hedgehogs in your garden 🦔🦔🦔🦔More information can be found at British Hedgehog Preservation Society ... See MoreSee Less
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Are you taking part in Plantlife: saving wild plants #NoMowMay Leaving patches of grassy areas to grow longer this summer allows native flowers 🌷🪻🌻 to bloom for bees and butterflies 🦋🐝 and provides shelter for small mammals 🦔🐁 - so lock the mower away and let the flowers bloom! Take part with Plantlife: saving wild plants 👇 ... See MoreSee Less
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