Brierley Forest Park was officially opened in May 1994.
Originally a former colliery site, Brierley Forest Park has been transformed into a wildlife haven with nature walks covering over two miles. The Park also provides recreation facilities including a football pitch and children’s play area, a sculpture trail, areas of local historical interest, as well as a visitor centre.
Wildflower meadows have been sown with native species such as yarrow and ox-eye daisy, and wetland areas created.
A wide variety of wildlife flourishes in the park, for example a large population of skylarks nest on the former spoil tip. Other residents include foxes, owls, meadow pipits and lapwings.
Link to Ashfield District Council’s Brierley Forest Park page.