Friends of Ashenground and Bolnore Woods is made up of local people, including walkers, nature lovers, dog owners and family groups, interested in caring for the Woods. New members are always welcome. The group organises a regular program of task days, nature walks and special interest events, monitors and influences development of the surrounding area, and promotes responsible use by local residents.
Task days involve work in the woodland, including coppicing, as well as more
straight forward tasks such as litter picking. Flora and fauna surveys are
carried out to monitor carefully any changes in species over time. Links with
local schools and other developments are a key aspect of planning for the future.
Regular newsletters are produced and contributions from members are always welcome.
We have a magnificent gate at the bridge entrance to Ashenground Wood. This gate was designed by Stuart Meier of FoABW, who took historic models as his inspiration. It was built by craftsmen from Wholewoods using traditional techniques. You can read more about the project in the Summer/Autumn 2011 Newsletter – see a link to this publication and others on the Newsletters Page
FoABW received the Community Involvement Award in the Discretionary category of the South and South East in Bloom 2012 competition.