Brierley Forest Park Trust

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Brierley Forest Park

Brierley Forest Park has its very own parkrun - Every Saturday there is a Free 5km Timed Run, starting at 9am from the visitor centre. See here for more details: event takes place at Brierley Forest, Skegby Road, Huthwaite, Nottinghamshire, NG17 2PL. See Course page for more details. ... See MoreSee Less

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It's fantastic. It's a real community event, run by volunteers & a excellent run/walk for anyone & everyone. There is even a cafe for a post event social gathering & chat. The people are welcoming, warm & extremely helpful! Come along and share in the delights of the scenery that the park has to offer.πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

Andy Wells

Visiting friends and did the parkrun yesterday - lovely, friendly event - volunteers very encouraging and cheerful.

First time but will definately return a lovely place to walk with or without a dog..


Friends and volunteers wanted for Brierley Forest Park

Both the Friends of Brierley Forest Park and the Brierley Forest Park Visitor Center Volunteers are looking for more support.

Find out more about volunteering for the Visitor Centre here

Find out more about supporting the Friends of Brierley Forest Park here

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 facilitiesΒ 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.

Green Flag AwardThe Friends of Brierley Forest Park are very active in the park, working with Ashfield District Council to continue and sustain improvements.

Link to Ashfield District Council’s Brierley Forest Park page.

Working in The Park for the benefit of our community

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