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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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 πŸ¦β€β¬› butterflies πŸ¦‹ flowers πŸͺ»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 πŸ¦”πŸ„ 🌻 #HedgehogAwarenessWeek This annual event is designed to highlight the problems facing hedgehogs and the habitat in which they live πŸ‚Here's some ways that you can help hedgehogs πŸ‘Ž We would love to hear how you are helping hedgehogs in your garden πŸ¦”πŸ¦”πŸ¦”πŸ¦”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 🌷πŸͺ»πŸŒ» to bloom for bees and butterflies πŸ¦‹πŸ and provides shelter for small mammals πŸ¦”πŸ - so lock the mower away and let the flowers bloom! Take part with Plantlife: saving wild plants πŸ‘‡ ... See MoreSee Less
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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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