Donate today

Donate to Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust

Funders and partners

The Woodlands for People and Wildlife project was funded by Heritage Lottery Fund and Veolia Environmental Trust.

We worked with partners including:
Gobions Woodland Trust
Friends of Northaw Great Wood

HLF logo

 

Sign up for e-news





Woodlands for People and Wildlife

Gobions Wood Nature ReserveGobions Wood

Hertfordshire has some wonderful oak-hornbeam woodlands in the south and east, but habitats have become fragmented and some have suffered through lack of management.

What the Trust is doing

Our Woodlands for People and Wildlife project has now been completed.

We carried out vital woodland restoration work and encouraged more volunteers to promote and look after the South Herts Woods area. Our project covered Balls Wood, Gobions Wood, Fir and Pond Woods, Northaw Great WoodDanemead and Broxbourne Woods National Nature Reserve.

Pond creation, coppicing, scrub removal and opening up woodland rides (paths which let light in) will allow a greater diversity of woodland plants and animals to thrive. 

As well as improving footpaths we installed footbridges and lots of seats and benches for wildlife-spotting opportunities... and those well-earned rests!

There are new way-marked trails and better information for visitors to the woods.

Get involved

What's on

River Habitat Workshop

Thursday 23rd February 2017,
10.00am - 3.00pm

Venue: Rye Meads

Learn river habitat skills...

See all events

News

  • Festival of Wildlife 2017

    Wednesday 22nd February, 2017

    Festival of Wildlife

    Read full story

  • St Albans wildlife garden growing with the help of local charities

    Tuesday 21st February, 2017

    Volunteers from Emmaus and HACRO in the wildlife garden

    Read full story

Latest tweets

follow us