Waingroves Community Woodland Trust

Our non-profit organization formed by the community to conserve a Derbyshire woodland for nature and the community to enjoy.
Upcoming Event


1st April

2pm - 3.30pm

In the Woods - Glade

Woodland Lottery

Support Us

join the Woodland Lottery 

Support the woodland and the conservation work our volunteers undertake.

£10 per year or £1 a month

Have fun in the woodland

interactive trail

We have an interactive trail within the woods, bring your smartphone (QR codes) and learn more about the wildlife within the woods... See if you can spot a peacock butterfly?!

WCWT Events

Have fun in the woodland

Woodland Events

We host an array of event all year - visit the Events page for more.

Supporting WCWT

You can Support us via Text !

One off:

Text WCWT (then your donation amount) to 70085 to donate
Eg Text WCWT3 to 70085 to donate £3

Text WCWT1LOTTERY to 70085 to donate £1 monthly and be a monthly lottery member.

Texts cost the donation amount plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via SMS. If you’d like to donate but do not wish to receive marketing communications, add NOINFO to the text to 70085, eg WCWT1LotteryNOINFO or WCWT3NOINFO

Nature Celebrity visited the Woodland

Chris Packham visited Waingroves Woodland

Conservation Report YTD 2022

Conservation Report

YTD 2022

Shaun, Our Conservation Officer reports on the year 2022. Click Image above to read & download report.

WCWT Meetings

WCWT AGM 20th July 2022 7pm 

WCWT meet every month on the last Wednesday in the Thorn Tree Inn Pub, Waingroves at 19:30

Map of Waingroves Woodland

A map of the woodland


Remember to check your bonfire before lighting it. Check the undergrowth before strimming. Also keep shed doors closed they have a habit of getting locked in. If you can make a hedgehog highway by having a hole in your fence so they can get between gardens that's brilliant.  Never give a hog milk as they are lactose intolerant. If you feed them they like cat or dog food and scrambled egg made with water. 

At the moment there are lots of baby hedgehogs that still need their mums . There are groups that help with hedgehog rescue if you find one that is ill. 

If you can make a shelter for a hedge hog in your garden you can make a real difference to their chances of survival

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