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.
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.
“A walk on Woodlands and Coachwood Green is good for our wellbeing and mental health. Go at your own pace observing our local wildlife in all its forms. Set yourself a simple challenge to identify and record something that you have not noticed before, when you return home, research it, then your walk has been good for you”
“This is what I like about Woodlands and Coachwood Green: It is close to Shireoaks and is accessible for walking or jogging for any length of time at anytime of day. There is variety of landscape from the Pit Top viewpoint to Coachwood Green. It is also close the Chesterfield Canal path I enjoy seeing the changing seasons particularly the view coming down from the Pit Top towards the Canal on a winters day.”