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Friends of Hagg Wood
was formed in 1996 to preserve, protect and enhance the natural plant and animal life in the wood for the community.
FoHW holds monthly conservation working parties in the wood and other enjoyable activities, including illustrated talks, social events and visits to places of conservation interest.
Hagg Wood is a coniferous plantation on an ancient woodland site
that still has many remnants of the native woodland vegetation. The
wood is designated as a
Plantation on Ancient Woodland Site (PAWS for short).
Future of the public forest estate
can be found
enhance our lives and lift our spirits. They shelter our wildlife
temper our climate...The planting of trees is a sign of our confidence in the future.
It is a compliment paid by our generation to its successors and marks
to those who paid us that compliment in the past."
(DoE/MAFF, 1995, pi 18) White Paper, Rural England,
Hagg Wood is an
area of woodland of 107 acres (43Ha), to the east of Dunnington, York towards the River Derwent, at Ordnance
Survey reference SE 685 526. It is situated at around 25 metres above sea
The wood was
established as a Community Woodland in 2003. The
Forestry Commission manages the wood in consultation with the Friends of Hagg Wood.
The long-term objective is to restore the wood as native
semi-natural woodland, including oak, ash and other broad-leafed trees
and native woodland shrubs, as well as maintaining some of the larger
Saturday 25th April - Bluebells in Ilkley
for a day out to Ilkley to take in the beauty of
bluebells carpeting the local wood with the
sweet air of their perfume accompanying our
walk, a picnic lunch nearby and perhaps a visit
to Betty’s for tea afterwards. We will aim to
catch the 9.53am train from York to Leeds, such
as by catching the 8.42am bus from Dunnington,
and then the 10.32am train from Leeds to Ilkley,
arriving at 10.59am to be met by Brian, a local
FHW member, who will show us around his
favourite local beauty spot. If driving, meet at
10.59am outside Ilkley station, where there is
parking. Bring a packed lunch. There is also a
good Weatherspoon’s in Ilkley for an afternoon
meal and drink if Betty’s does not appeal.
in Action" Woodland Working Party
Meet at 10am at the Hagg Farm end of Intake Lane. Bring gloves if you can, and wear stout
shoes or wellies. We have plenty of useful things to do in the
wood, so we would be very pleased if you can join us.
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