Brierley Forest Park Trust

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The Website of The Brierley Forest Park Trust

Brierley Pond


Friends and volunteers wanted for Brierley Forest Park

Both the Friends of Brierley Forest Park and the Brierley Forest Park Visitor Center Volunteers are looking for more support.

Find out more about volunteering for the Visitor Centre here

Find out more about supporting the Friends of Brierley Forest Park here

Brierley Forest Park was officially opened in May 1994.

Originally a former colliery site, Brierley Forest Park has been transformed into a wildlife haven with nature walks covering over two miles. The Park also provides recreation facilities including a football pitch and children's play area, a sculpture trail, areas of local historical interest, as well as a visitor centre.

The centre offers refreshments, exhibitions and information. Regular guided walks and events are organised, and schools are encouraged to use the park as an outdoor classroom for nature studies.

Wildflower meadows have been sown with native species such as yarrow and ox-eye daisy, and wetland areas created.

A wide variety of wildlife flourishes in the park, for example a large population of skylarks nest on the former spoil tip. Other residents include foxes, owls, meadow pipits and lapwings.

Green Flag AwardThe Friends of Brierley Forest Park are very active in the park, working with Ashfield District Council to continue and sustain improvements.

Link to Ashfield District Council's Brierley Forest Park page.

Ashfield District Council reaffirms partnership with Brierley Forest Park Trust

At the Extraordinary Meeting of Ashfield District Council on Thursday 18th July 2013 the members voted by an overwhelming majority to support a partnership agreement with Brierley Forest Park Trust.

Michael Lockton, Director of Brierley Forest Park Trust and Webmaster of The Friends of Brierley Forest Park, said, "Both Brierley Forest Park Trust and The Friends of Brierley Forest Park are absolutely delighted that Ashfield District Council have voted to reaffirm their commitment to an ongoing mutually beneficial partnership with us.

"Together we can now move forward, working together to make Brierley Forest Park, and its Visitor Centre at Skegby Road, Huthwaite, even more successful than it already is."


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