Friends of Holly Hayes Woods

Welcome to Holly Hayes Woods

Woodland Management Plan given seal of approval.                   Dry stone walling course - dates now available                  Meet the Woodman - Walk and Talk - Saturday 14th June 10am  

Who are we ?

Friends of Holly Hayes Wood are a community group, comprising of local residents. We have set up a social enterprise business whose aim is to maintain and improve Holly Hayes Wood and Coalville Meadows for the benefit of the community. The group acquired the Holly Hayes Wood and Coalville Meadows sites back in 2008. The group want the local community to enjoy the meadowland & woodlands, to be able to show their children the bluebells in the spring and walk their dogs safely in the woods for many years to come.


You can help

We are always seeking willing volunteers to help us, whether you can help practically in the woods or are a dab hand on the computer and could manage our website and publicity, do contact us

Bluebells trees and path


Become a member

If you are interested in supporting our work and would like to become a member,  details can be found on our membership page.



In association with Whitwick Community Enterprises, we are delivering many types of training within the woodlands.

Following a grant from the office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, we are training young people who are not otherwise in Education, Employment or Training and assisting them to aquire skills to equip them for future employment or further training opportunities.

We are also training apprentices in horticultural activities.



Woodland Foraging at Holly Hayes Woods

Saturday 20th September

Friends of Holly Hayes Wood are pleased to invite you to meet woodland survival and bush craft expert David Watson for a woodland foraging walk and talk.

Afterwards, there will be an opportunity to taste some of the goodies collected.

See our latest news page for full details and to book your place on this popular session


Visiting Us

We are trying hard to maintain and improve the sites for your benefit and enjoyment. Please help us by respecting the following rules when visiting our sites:
- No motorcycles or scramblers
- No fly-tipping
- Clean up after your dog
- Take your litter with you
- Keep to the footpaths
- Do not remove wood or flowers
- No shooting
- No camping
- No horses    (except on the public bridleway)

Wilful damage and acts of vandalism will be prosecuted. To report problems or anti social behaviour, please email us or call us on 07984 062956.

Support us by buying our woodland products

To support our activities, we are selling charcoal and firewood - please contact our woodsman, Tony Smith on 07596 102422 to arrange delivery.




Last updated - Monday 07 July 2014