Path through Greno Woods photo by Paul Hobson
We are now the proud owners of a 143 hectare section of Greno Woods! This is the first nature reserve we actually own rather than lease, which is very exciting. The appeal continues, however: the goal is still to reach £1m so that we can buy ALL of the land (169 hectares in total) and deliver the planned work on site.
We've done it!
The response to our appeal from members, supporters and the general public has been amazing and it's wonderful to hear so many stories about why this beautiful woodland has such a special place in people's hearts. Particular thanks to Viridor Credits Environmental Company, who increased their offer of support when it became clear that we still had a shortfall as were nearing our impending deadline.
The appeal goes on
We are still looking to raise the full £1 million so that we can buy all of the land, which would be 169 ha in total, as well as carry out planned work needed to maintain and improve the site.
Planned work on site which we need to find further funding for includes:
- Repairing and improving footpaths and bridleways
- Replacing some of the coniferous trees with native wildlife-friendly broadleaved species
- Controlling the encroachment of bracken and birch onto the area of rare and valuable heathland, and
- A programme of public events and activities to encourage people to learn more about the ancient woodland
To find out what we are doing and how you can help, visit our Greno Woods website
Read Ian McMillan's Greno Woods Poem and listen to him reading it here.