Grant awarded: £47,350
Pigneys Wood in Knapton, Norfolk is favourite hotspot with nearby residents and tourists visiting Norfolk. However, the lack of accessible pathways and picnic areas meant that the woods were not suitable for families.
This all changed when North Norfolk Community Woodland Trust was awarded over £47,000 from Community Spaces to instal new footpaths, along with colour coded walks around the woods and new seating areas.
The group also used the grant to extend the car park so more visitors could access the woodlands, along with extending the orchard by planting Norfolk tree species to create an educational resource for visiting children and local schools.
Peter Kaye, Director of North Norfolk Woodland Trust said the woodland project has made a massive difference to the community.
Since the project was completed, the group has continued to organise volunteer days at the site so that the community can the fully benefit from the new, improved woodlands.
“The best thing about the project is that we now have improved access and parking facilities which will allow larger groups to use and enjoy all the new attractions at Pigneys Wood. We are really keen to encourage school children to visit and use the woods as a educational tool.”
For more information about the Pigneys Wood, visit their website at www.pigneyswood.co.uk