Alvecote Wood is a wonderful ancient woodland site just outside Tamworth, Staffordshire. It comprises 11 acres of ancient semi-natural woodland, home to an amazing array of wildlife, together with 9 acres of newly-planted woodland, wildlife meadows and ponds that was created in 2010-11. We have been the owners since 2007, and we are managing the woodland for wildlife (in liaison with other organisations) as well as for use by community groups. In 2013, Alvecote Wood was awarded first place in the Royal Forestry Society award for Excellence in Forestry in the Small Woodland category.
We have a programme of open days, open evenings, photography workshops and other events at the woods – please have a look and support us where you can. During the summer, we are open every Wednesday evening between 6 and 8pm, and we hold an open day on the last Sunday in every month between March and November. In the winter we are closed for woodland management work, but we are happy to welcome anybody upon request – just ask us!. We are also keen to welcome community groups to our woodland including Scouts, WI, U3A, any wildlife, natural history, birdwatching or other special interest group, as well as school and college groups. Please see our web site for more information. We are also happy to give talks to wildlife, natural history, local history and other groups upon request.
For more information, please see our web site on www.alvecotewood.co.uk. You can also read our story in an article published by the Royal Forestry Society in the Quarterly Journal of Forestry, April 2014.