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We manage a number of woodlands and plantations throughout Derbyshire.

Woodland maintenance

We encourage the creation of new woodlands and are committed to improving the existing woodlands to maintain and enhance the character of the landscape and provide habitats for wildlife.

To help us achieve this we work with a wide range of volunteer groups and other partners.

Our management of woodlands and plantations always takes into consideration the sensitive needs of wildlife.

  • Aston on Trent Brickyard Plantation

    Aston on Trent Brickyard Plantation is an area of secondary woodland plus mixed woodland planting and a wildflower meadow on the site of a former clay pit and brick works.

  • Bluebell Wood Local Nature Reserve

    Bluebell Wood site was designated as a Local Nature Reserve in 2007 in recognition of its importance for both wildlife and people. It has a variety of habitats in a compact site.

  • Cotes Park and Pennytown Plantations

    Woodland plantations around the Cotes Park and Clover Nook Industrial Estates.

  • Frith Wood

    Frith Wood is a wildlife haven where you can enjoy wandering woodland paths, through the meadow and around the pond.

  • Holmewood Woodlands

    Holmewood Woodlands has been recreated upon the site of the original 'Holme Wood' which is where the village gets its name.

  • Manners Plantations

    Woodland plantations and surfaced paths around the Manners Industrial Estate at Ilkeston.

  • Riddings Wood

    Riddings Wood is a local woodland of both recreational and conservation value.

  • Shaw Wood

    This is ancient oak woodland; a beautiful place to enjoy a quiet walk and look for wildlife.

  • Sleet Moor Wood and Colliery Plantation

    A mixed species woodland planted during the reclamation of Swanwick Colliery and an older plantation on former spoil heaps.