Thanks to a generous grant of £43,189 from WREN Communities Action Fund back in June 2018 the Trust has been able to transform how people use the nature reserve which is the biggest in Derbyshire outside the Peak District National Park.
Kate Lemon who has been managing the project said, “The restoration work has taken meticulous planning and hard work from a team of staff and volunteers. We’ve been able to build steps where there was once a very steep incline which few people tackled, we’ve renovated our wildlife garden with interpretation, benches and feeding stations, added a revamped sculpture trail, installed benches at key locations and ensured the whole site is signposted so people know where they are going and no longer get lost!
Woodside Farm is a popular place, especially now with our Wildside Festival held there each June. With increased footfall, we’ve worked hard to ensure it is more accessible than ever before. Many existing paths have been resurfaced and new paths put in to link features of interest and enable all year access even across wet areas.