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


What People Say
About the Area

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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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The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch takes place this weekend from Friday 26th January to Sunday 28th January. Are you taking part? Why not pop down to our newly completed Wildlife Discovery Site and record what birds you see? πŸ¦β€β¬›πŸ¦‡πŸ¦‰Here is how to get involved: www.rspb.org.uk/whats-happening/big-garden-birdwatchHouse Sparrows took the top spot last year followed by Blue Tits and Starlings. We would love to hear what takes the top spot in your garden. ... See MoreSee Less
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Many of you have been asking about the work on Coachwood Green, this is our new area of woodland being created as part of the Trees for Climate project englandscommunityforests.org.uk/trees-for-climate/. 🌳πŸͺ΅We have received funding from Rural England which means we can put the paths in before we start the tree planting. Our Community Tree Planting event will take place on Saturday 10th February. We hope you can join us. ... See MoreSee Less
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Happy New Year to all our followers πŸŽ‰We will be starting 2024 with our new project on Coachwood Green to create new woodland, footpaths and open spaces, we hope you can join us on our community planting day on Saturday 10th February. If you would be interested in arranging a date and time specifically for your company or community group please let us know. 🌲🌳πŸͺ΅ ... See MoreSee Less
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Today is UK Fungus Day www.ukfungusday.co.uk/,Fungi play vitally important roles in the natural environment and our lives. When you're out walking on the Woodlands, have a look what you can see and post your photos here. You could always try turning over a log which could reveal a marvellous world of fungi coating the log like paint. Not forgetting the insect life! And don't forget to replace the log after viewing. πŸ„πŸͺ΅ ... See MoreSee Less
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After the summer break our monthly Volunteer task days are starting back again. We will be meeting on Saturday 30th September at the bird hide on Marina Drive from 0930-1230. This month we will be wildflower seeding an area on the Wildlife Discovery Area, this involves preparing the site by removing the large stones / rocks to create rock piles for wildlife, raking the ground and sowing the seed in drills. Wildflowers are an essential resource for bees, other pollinators and butterflies and it's time to do seeding while the ground is still warm If you have some spare time, come along and join us, all equipment and tools will be provided and all abilities are welcome. We look forward to seeing you. πŸ¦‹πŸπŸŒΎπŸ₯€ ... See MoreSee Less
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