Gresley Wood

A 46ha site on edge of Church Gresley incorporating a new public access woodland and a demonstration woodland plot showing tree establishment techniques on former poor quality farmland.  The five demonstration plots illustrate:

  • Creating oak forest using different 'nurse' crops
  • Different ground preparation methods for planting
  • Creating new native woodland
  • Natural colonisation
  • Effect of different tree spacing on growth and shape

Hepworth plc planted a new woodland around the demonstration plot under the Tender Scheme in 1995. They are coppicing the existing Swainspark wood to provide a variety of ages of trees and create open areas.


  • Bus Service
  • Disabled Access
  • Information Centre
  • Parking
  • Surfaced Paths
  • Walking Trails

Location Map

Swadlincote Derbyshire