Stoney Wood is Wirksworth’s Millennium woodland planted in the area recovered from Stonecroft Quarry. The land on which the wood is planted was donated by Tarmac Ltd to Wirksworth Town Council. The original planting was started by Tarmac but later sections were planted by local adults and children in a project inspired by the Foret Giorno woodland near Wirksworth’s twin town of Die in France. In recent years further improvements have taken place and the wood is a regular location for events in the town.
Denise Bristow, chair of the Stoney Wood group of volunteers, says, “We manage this community woodland on behalf of Wirksworth Town council, implementing a management plan for the woodland and putting on a number of events each year.
“We organise regular workdays to improve the wood – come along and help out for an hour or two. We also need volunteers to help us put on a range of different events. contact us for more details.
“Keep an eye on the What’s On page for details of events and other activities, or send us an email and we will put you on our mailing list.”
The woodland is managed by StoneyWood Group on behalf of Wirksworth Town Council, we hold workdays and events and always welcome help with these.If you are interested in becoming involved please contact us.
Leaflets with more information can be found at the entrances to StoneyWood and at the Heritage Centre.
Go to the group’s Facebook page
Updated April 2018