Chopwell Wood is home to a wonderful range of flora and fauna.  It’s really important to maintain a healthy balance between the wildlife and the thousands of visitors who use the Wood so a major part of the Friends’ work is supporting the natural habitats of the Wood.  Our conservation work includes:

  • Pond surveys – including our recent survey that found Great Crested Newts living in the Wood
  • Creation of the meadow, pond and nature trail around the Forest Classroom, which is a fantastic educational resource as well as home to all sorts of species
  • Creation of a Tree Trail to show a variety of tree species, with an information leaflet available to members

Becoming a volunteer gives people the chance to develop their skills and learn more about conservation.