Haven for woodland butterflies
An ancient woodland within the New Forest, notable for its rare plants and woodland butterflies. Managed by the Hampshire & Isle of Wight WT, timber products are made with wood harvested on the reserve.
Wildlife-rich working wood
Ancient woodland managed for wildlife. Worcestershire Wildlife Trust sells firewood harvested from the reserve and volunteers play a large role in management of the site.
Protected woodland reserve
A small but beautiful ancient wood above the River Wye. Wildflowers, mosses and ferns grow amongst discarded millstones and quarry workings - evidence of a bygone industrial age.
Ancient coppiced woodland
Ancient beech pollards are maintained throughout this Scottish Wildlife Trust site, notable for its rare insects and springtime bluebell displays.
Historic wildlife haven
Under continuous traditional coppice management since 1252, and fulfilling local needs for firewood and hazel products. Also home to the rare oxlip.
Providing homes for wildlife
Dormice are the major wildlife conservation interest of this woodland site (and Devon Wildlifre Trust's oldest nature reserve), along with birds and bats.
Survival in the ravines
Wood Fescue, which is a national rarity, grows in the damp ravines of Aughton Woods, a woodland reserve overlooking the River Lune in Lancashire.
From a former colliery site
Northumberland Wildlife Trust is helping to manage a community woodland at Choppington, with a Friends Of group and the local primary school.
Community restore a neglected wood
Hard work has improved access, created outdoor classrooms and undertaken some essential habitat works for dormice at Brynna Wood near Llanharan.
Engagement with urban woodland
Sydenham Hill Wood
Threatened with repeated development proposals from 1983, Sydenham Hill Wood was declared a Local Nature Reserve in 1990.
Volunteers are responsible for the day-to-day management of Chappett's Copse, supported by staff at Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust.
Training volunteers in management
Volunteer leaders are responsible for their own area of woodland restoration. Gradually, at a few hectares a year, the upper part of the woodland is being restructured.
Improving access and inspiring people
The Blean Project
Creating an art and sensory trail, incorporating some of the wood’s fascinating historical features and highlighting some of the varied species that can be found in the Blean woodlands.
Used as a storage and dumping site for munitions during WWII. Subsequently planted with pine trees by the Forestry Commission, Notts Wildlife Trust is now restoring it's rare sandy heathland habitats.
Restoring open habitats
Suffolk Wildlife Trust is creating 260 ha of grazed wood pasture habitat from an existing block of conifer plantation, contributing towards national biodiversity targets for this rare habitat.
Restoring broad-leaved woodland
Enough fragments of the original native ancient woodland habitat remain to enable the site to be restored to its former glory.
West Cambridgeshire Hundreds
Working with landowners to connect existing woodlands and create new woods in south Cambridgeshire.
Supporting creation of new woodland
The Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust is working closely with a local community group, now with a new native woodland of 20,000 trees