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.
The centre offers refreshments, exhibitions and information. Regular guided walks and events are organised, and schools are encouraged to use the park as an outdoor classroom for nature studies.
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.