Because of the COVID-19 situation and government advice, coupled with the fact that Notts Wildlife Trust has cancelled all its volunteering activities on reserves, regrettably the Friends of Sharphill Wood feel it is wise to cancel the forthcoming work party, this Sunday 22nd March. Thanks to all who have supported us at recent work parties, and also to our new recruits for whom this would have been their first outing with us.
We will get back to the routine of regular work parties as soon as feasible.
John  (FoSW work party coordinator)


Our work dates for 2019/2020 are here


Sharphill Wood is the closest patch of countryside to Nottingham City Centre.  Its on a ridge above Trent Bridge and West Bridgford.

A map and description of the official access points to Sharphill Wood is available on the "About the Wood" link  or by searching " Access points at Sharphill Wood.

Walkers can hike up the hill and enjoy wide views across Nottingham,  then turn and dive into the wood to explore its varied scenery.

We are volunteers who keep the wood tidy and preserve the plants and animals within.   Join us one of our Sunday work parties and we'll show you around.

Why not say hello or join us on one of our monthly Sunday work parties ? Click here to get in touch. You can do as much or as little as you like, and perhaps burn off some energy in good company.

A management Plan for the wood


The tasks done during Sunday work parties are planned according to the Management Plan , which itself is written in conjunction with the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust and Rushcliffe Borough Council who own the land.

Nature surveys


We’ve got a collection of nature surveys carried out over the last few years, see below to read about the birds, butterflies trees and mushrooms that you can find during your walk

Nature surveys in Sharphill Wood