Friends of Colwickwoods

Friends of Colwickwoods

About Us

Friends of Colwick Woods volunteer group was formed by local residents in April 2004. We work closely with Nottingham City Council. The aim of the group is to protect, enhance and promote Colwick Woods as an important local resource for the benefit of the community and its natural habitat.

Stargazing 4th March

EventsPosted by liz Thu, February 02, 2017 16:04:35
Come and join us for an evening with the stars!!

We are again hosting a stargazing event at the Old Bowling Green on Greenwood Road (opposite the Academy). NG3 7EB. 5pm - 9pm
Our friends from the Nottingham Astronomical Society will be bringing their telescopes so everyone will have a chance at looking at the night sky.
If you have your own telescope, you can bring that along too and if you don't know how to set it up, the astronomers will be there to help you.

Admission is free, under 18's must be accompanied by an adult.

There will be light refreshments, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, soups etc available for a small charge and a tombola.

More details and a poster are on the front page of the website.

Hope to see you there.


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EventsPosted by liz Wed, January 25, 2017 13:58:02


TO BE HELD 6.30 pm Monday 6th February at the Bakersfield and Neighbourhood Community Association (BANCA) 312 Sneinton Dale

The Friends group celebrates 13 years of action this year. We will continue our campaigns to protect the woods and get site improvements . We will of course continue to do practical conservation work and hold events to bring people onto this wonderful place. This is your chance to choose your committee and influence how the group works and what we do.

Can I remind you we meet once a month at BANCA, 312 Sneinton Dale, on the first Monday of the month at 7.00 pm. We are always glad to see new faces so do come along and hear what we’re up to, or join us for a work session. A well supported Membership is vital to us and everything we do so please keep paying your subscription when it falls due. For less than the cost of a pint of beer your subscription will keep you in touch with what we do on behalf of the woods and the community, good value we hope, even in hard times!

This year the Group has 2 officer vacancies, for Secretary, and Membership Secretary for which we know we have no applicants at this time so please think if you could help. Please contact us to find out more about what is involved in any post. All officer posts must be reelected every year. Any member that wishes to put themselves forward for a position should contact the secretary at least 3 days before this Annual General Meeting.


1. Reports and statements of account for 2016

2. Election of officers to the organising committee

3. Minutes and matters arising

4. Any other business

5. Date of next annual general meeting

Items of business must be notified in writing to the secretary, Edmund Hopkins, at least 3 days before the AGM. Correspondence address 13 Avondale Road, Carlton, Nottingham NG4 1AE, email

Informal enquiries about the election of officers should be made to the Chair, Richard Brown, telephone 9614340 (mobile 07758050825)

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Ancient trees Lecture

EventsPosted by liz Thu, July 09, 2015 00:35:31

Another of the Sherwood Forest Park lectures is entitled:-

Ancient Trees and their place in our cultural history.

This is on Saturday 18th July 1pm-4pm (approx) and Sunday 19th July 11am-2pm (approx).

This is a rare opportunity to join Ted Green, one of the country’s leading Ancient Tree Specialists as he brings the history and culture of Sherwood’s ancient trees to life in one of the last remaining wood pastures and hunting forests in Europe.

Places are limited so pre-booking is essential on 01623 823202

£5 per person includes tea and coffee on arrival.

Not suitable for under 16’s

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Bat lecture

EventsPosted by liz Thu, July 09, 2015 00:25:09

There is going to be a series of lectures at Sherwood Forest Country park if anyone is interested in going.

The Bats of Sherwood Forest is on Tuesday 21st July 7.30-10.30 pm (approx).

The evening’s program is designed to enable you to learn and interact with these wonderful creatures on several levels.

It starts with a presentation by Bob Cornish, a bat rehabilitator who with his wife, runs a small bat hospital in Gainsborough

Some of the myths that still surround bats will be examined, how vital they are on a global basis and finish by looking at some of the species that can be found in this country.

Then there will be refreshments and the chance to meet a live Pipistrelle bat and ask questions.

The evening will be rounded off with a walk in the woods with bat detectors, weather permitting.

You need to take a low powered torch and insect repellent is recommended.

Places are limited so you need to pre-book on 01623 823202.

£5 per person including refreshments – not suitable for under 16’s.

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11th Annual Gala

EventsPosted by liz Sat, May 16, 2015 01:26:36

Well plans are well underway for our 11th annual gala day. Put the date in your diary, Sunday 5th July 2015 - 12-4pm.

We have live music lined up as usual, belly dancers, archery, English Combat, White Tigers kick boxing, dog agility, face painting, stalls, refreshments and the dog show again. All aiming for a fun day out for the whole family to enjoy.

As well as our usual stalls, we have some newcomers attending, there is Rob Roy from Long Eaton who is England's oldest and largest wooden toy shop - The company has made and sold wooden toys for over 60 years. Robin will be demonstrating how he makes some of the toys.

We have face painting by Jay Thomas, delicious pies by Brockleby's from Asfordby in Leics, a speciality tea stall, Snail and Rabbit who have a shop in West Bridgford and also Chilli Fundamentals who do all sorts of things with chilli.

Jodie will be back again this year with her catering van doing donuts and pancakes as well as speciality coffees, we all missed her last year when she was missing due to her brother's badly timed wedding!!

The park ranger service have kindly said that this year they will do some guided walks through the woods for anyone interested.

We will also be doing our popular tombola where every ticket wins a prize.

Come along and learn about the history of Colwick Woods and the area.

Join our group, its only £2 for a single membership or £5 for a family.

See you there!! - Liz

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Fungal Foray - 16th Nov.

EventsPosted by liz Thu, November 27, 2014 09:48:32

Fungal Foray 16/11/14

A small group of members met up for our Autumn fungal foray, led by Edmund Hopkins. The following fungi were identified with some degree of certainty but we are not experts and found plenty more that could not even be assigned to a genus.

We will be trying to find an expert to join us next year!

Bitterling Lepiota species

Black Bulgar Bulgaria inquinans

Clustered Tough Shank Collybia confluens

Clouded Agaric Clitocybe flaccida

Candle Snuff Fungus Xylaria hypoxylon

Field Blewit Lepista saeva

Ganoderma Ganoderma adspersum

Ganoderma Ganoderma lucidum

Hairy Stereum Stereum hirsutum

Honey fungus Armillaria mellea agg

Jew’s Ear Auricularia auricula-judae

Oak Milk Cap Lactarius quietus

Rooting Shank Oudmansuella radicata

Silverleaf Chondostereum purpureum

Spotted Tough Shank Collybia maculata

Sycamore Tar Spot Rhytisma acerinum

Tawny Funnel Cap Clitocybe flaccida

Ustulina Kreutzmaria deusta

Diatripe disciformis

Hypoxylon mummularium

Hyphodontia sambuci

Mycena pura

There is a photo in the gallery section of some of the items collected.

Thank you to Edmund for organising and leading this.

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Volunteers needed for the wreath making event

EventsPosted by liz Thu, November 27, 2014 09:46:04


Would anyone like to volunteer to help with our Wreath making event on Dec 7th. We are holding it from 12-3pm - see the poster for details.

We need a few more volunteers to help, we will be putting the tents up and setting up from 9am and taking down after the event has closed. If you could just spare an hour or two between 9am and 4pm it would helps us.

If you are interested please phone me on 07721912382



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Fungal Foray!! Sun 16th Nov

EventsPosted by liz Wed, November 12, 2014 08:13:53

Its Autumn and fungi season!! Come and join us for our annual foray and learn something about these mysterious and beautiful inhabitants of the woodland.

This Sunday, 16th November, from 1.00pm to 3.00pm, meet at the children’s playground.

Wear sensible shoes and dress for the weather!!

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