Story of the Woods
At the 2017 AGM we presented a small collection of Stories, maps and photos shared members
Our firstWork days
.In 2013, the Friends group held three work day events, in June, October and November. These events were really well attended by local residents.In future, we plan organise aproximately monthly work days each year, with the support and involvement of the City Council's Woodland rangers. Work days are usually held on a Sunday, 10am – 2pm. To date, we have cleared footpaths into the wood and meadow from the Canterbury Crescent, Hallamshire Drive and Castlewood Drive entrances; erected signposts and cleared bramble from the base of the old oak at the top of the meadow, so that this marvellous tree can be better appreciated.In addition to work days, we plan to run occasional educational events, focussing on bird, insect and plant species that can be found in and around the wood and meadow. Keep an eye on our home page for details.
All the work we carry out is undertaken with primary regard for wildlife and in accordance with management plans derived from our initial ecological survey.Do come along to our next work day (see home page for dates). There are tasks to suit people of all ages and levels of fitness. We love to see families involved, but we ask that children are accompanied by a responsible adult
story of woods2
An important access path of common usage from Canterbury Crescent (opposite our house no 32) to Gilcrest Wood was legally recognised as a public right of way in 2006?
This was following a successful application that I organised around that time.
As a result the path will remain for access between houses now being developed by Sivil design and build Ltd
This first picture is of a Christmas celebration of the new path
The second is of a radio Sheffield interview (2004) during the application pr