CORONAVIRUS CRISIS UPDATE – CAR PARKS ARE NOW OPEN IN CHOPWELL WOOD.  PLEASE OBSERVE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND STAY SAFE. IF THE CAR PARKS BECOME OVERCROWDED, THEN THEY MAY HAVE TO CLOSE AGAIN.

ALL EVENTS, MEETINGS & VOLUNTEERING ARE POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

We’re a group of dedicated volunteers who work tirelessly to keep Chopwell Wood a welcoming and safe environment for its visitors and its wildlife.  It’s not all litter-picking and Christmas trees!  The Friends are involved in all sorts of activities in the Wood.  With your support…

  • we help deliver educational activities, promoting hands-on learning in a real woodland setting.
  • we champion accessibility for all, encouraging sensitive use by the diverse range of visitors to the Wood.
  • we run a lively events programme, from bat watching and pond dipping to fungal foraging and green woodcrafting.
  • we carry out conservation projects to protect the flora and fauna of the Wood.
  • we keep the Wood spick and span, maintaining paths, installing benches, picking litter and more.
  • we commission art projects that reflect the heritage of the Wood and enhance the visitor experience.
  • we organise the annual Christmas Experience in Chopwell Wood. This is the Friends’ main source of funding.

As the name suggests, we’re a friendly bunch and we’re always pleased to welcome new members and anyone who wants to get involved.