About Friends of Park Wood

The Friends of Park Wood is a community group set up in 2000 to:

Investigate and evaluate the Park Wood heritage asset, explain its richness and diversity to local people, improve its community value, and reinforce local participation in its long term care.
The Friends of Park Wood were awarded a Local Heritage Initiative grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund in August 2000, and have worked with the Woodland Trust to improve the management of the Wood, install amenities including seats and interpretation boards, and research its history.

The Woodland Trust has awarded its 'Volunteer Group of the Year' award to The Friends of Park Wood.
If you would like to help out, please come along to one of our events or work days.


Membership of The Friends of Park Wood is open to anyone interested in keeping this a safe and pleasant place to visit.

  • Do you use the wood to walk your dog?
  • Do you take your children exploring there?
  • Are you one of those who use the paths to Walk for Health?

If so, why not help to maintain this very special recreational facility by joining The Friends of Park Wood. Funds from membership help to pay for insurance, hire and purchase of equipment, events and surveys by wildlife specialists.
We invite donations in lieu of subscriptions with a minimum donation of £5.00.
Please see the Contact page to email the Membership Secretary.

Download the membership form here


Many members of the Friends of Park Wood help out by spending a few hours a month walking through the wood checking on its status and doing litter picking if necessary. If you can spare a couple of hours a month please get in contact.