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Some history

Old maps of the hill

From old maps of the area its clear that Sharphill Wood is not ancient. The Chapman chart of 1774 does not show any trees there at all, although this might be because we're reading the map too literally.

A hundred and eighty years ago the wood was called "Sharps Wood".

Chapmans map 1774

The Sanderson map of 1835 shows the Loughborough Turnpike road, now the A60, but only a scattering of trees. One of them is called 'Hill Covert' which suggests it was set aside for fox hunting.

Sandersons Map 1835

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Birds in the wood

This article will show pictures and birdsong from birds that you might encounter in the wood.

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Join us on a work party

On the 4th Sunday of each month we meet at the top of Peveril Drive at approximately 09:45, so we can get the tools up the hill, to start work for 10:00.
Our normal work parties are from 10:00am till about 15:00 depending on light and weather conditions, however if you can only spare a couple of hours thats fine with us.
Jobs vary from planting hedging, tidying up litter and felling fast growing sycamores.
Gloves and other equipment is provided. We decide on what to do in consultation with Notts Wildlife Trust and their people often work with us.

If you would like to join us our next work party is:

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