We are volunteers who look after Sharphill Wood, two miles south of Nottingham. Membership is free to all. We plant hedges, tidy litter and conserve the plants and animals within the wood.

Get in touch to tell us what you think about what we are up to.

We are volunteers who look after Sharphill Wood, two miles south of Nottingham. Membership is free to all. We plant hedges, tidy litter and conserve the plants and animals within the wood.

Get in touch to tell us what you think about what we are up to.

We are volunteers who look after Sharphill Wood, two miles south of Nottingham. Membership is free to all. We plant hedges, tidy litter and conserve the plants and animals within the wood.

Get in touch to tell us what you think about what we are up to.

We are volunteers who look after Sharphill Wood, two miles south of Nottingham. Membership is free to all. We plant hedges, tidy litter and conserve the plants and animals within the wood.

Get in touch to tell us what you think about what we are up to.

 
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work party 24/04/2016

work party 24/04/2016

Easter Work Party 27/03/2016

Easter Work Party 27/03/2016

Spring walk at Sharphill Wood 12/03/2016

Spring walk at Sharphill Wood 12/03/2016

Work Party 24/01/2016

Work Party 24/01/2016

About the wood

Friends of Sharphill Wood 2014 Annual Report May 2014 Founded 22 January 2008: Fifth Annual Report There were 10 meetings of the Friends of Sharphill Wood in the year to 13 May 2014. The Annual...

Birds

To date, over 40 bird species have been recorded either in Sharphill Wood or using the surrounding farmland. Allow me take you on a quick guided tour. Starting in the surrounding farmland, look...

Nature in the wood

One sunday morning last September I persuaded my son and daughter to visit the wood with the fungus crowd. By which I mean the Nottinghamshire Fungi Group. They really were a crowd, about 20 of...

Work Parties

On the 4th Sunday of each month we meet at the top of Peveril Drive at approximately 09:45, so we can get the tools up the hill, to start work for 10:00. Our normal work parties are from 10:00am...

Recent Articles

Wildlife on your Doorstep Award

Congratulations to Harry who won the Individual award for Wildlife on your Doorstep by the South Notts Local Group of Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Harry is a  regular contributor to the Firends of Sharphill Wood work parties. He was presented with the Award at the AGM of the Local Group on Thursday 21st April by Erin McDaid, who said that young people who commit to working for their environment and community are exemplary and should be encouraged and rewarded. We agree!

Well done Harry :-)

by Chrissie W

 

 
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work party 24/04/2016

Fine weather once again – we have been lucky at recent work parties. Now we are into the bird nesting season, we were somewhat restricted in what we could do, so we had a fairly short work party doing some odds and ends. Rod busied himself with tending to whips again, mainly in the vicinity of the central path. Chrissie and Phil treated the ladder boards again with linseed oil. The rest of us used fallen branches near the eastern path to mark the edges of the path, particularly near the party area towards the north-east corner. As usual there was plenty of litter to bring down, including some bottles.
John E
work party co ordinator
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Easter Work Party 27/03/2016

In decent but breezy weather conditions we accomplished quite a lot in a short space of time. Considering it is Easter, we had a better than expected turn-out, so we shifted a tonne of pebbles onto the paths fairly quickly. The pebbles had recently been delivered to the top of the airstrip, down the hill from the Wheatcroft gate, and were barrowed up to treat some of the muddier sections of the southern end of the central path, the cut-through to the western path, small sections of the western and eastern paths and the steps by the southern entrance.

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Our next work party is Easter Sunday 27/03/2016

Sunday 27th March, 09.45 till approx. 13.00 (although anyone is welcome to come down for part of the session). If sufficient people wish to do so, we may extend into the afternoon, but bring a packed lunch if you anticipate staying.

 
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Spring walk at Sharphill Wood 12/03/2016

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Our Next Work Party 28/02/2016

When: Sunday 28th February, 09.45 till approx. 13.00 (although anyone is welcome to come down for part of the session). If sufficient people wish to do so, we may extend into the afternoon, but bring a packed lunch if you anticipate staying.

Who: Young or old, no experience necessary and there’s always something to do even if you can’t do heavy work. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and all children aged 16 or 17 must have the written permission of a parent or guardian. Vulnerable adults must be accompanied by their carer.

 
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Work Party 24/01/2016

We once again had fine weather, exceptionally mild for the time of year, but we had to contend with extremely muddy conditions. One group planted whips donated by TCV in the bare area of the northern zone. Species included Field Maple, Cherry Plum, Bird Cherry  and Rowan. In addition they planted 250 native Bluebell bulbs in the same area. These should flower this spring and but should do better next spring. Depending on results we may extend the experiment.
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Sharphill wood nature trail to view on line or print

Please click on the link below to open our nature trail

 

http://www.sharphillwood.org/fosh-nature-trail/index.html#map

 
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