Friends of Sir Joseph Hood Memorial Playing Field


Things to Do

Woodland and Wildflower Meadows

A quiet stroll through the green and peaceful paths in the woodland is a must for all nature lovers. The Memorial Wood is a mature oak woodland, planted in the 1860's. It is a designated local nature reserve and attracts many woodland birds, including rarer species in the area, like the nuthatch and treecreeper. Beverley Brook runs along the western edge of the woodland.

In 1999 the Millennium Woodland was planted alongside with trees grown from acorns collected from the original woodland.

The playing field also includes designated wildflower meadow areas, attracting wildlife of many types. Walking through the park in summer, you can spot a variety of butterflies, dragonflies and birds. In the evenings, you may be lucky and see some resident bats taking flight!


More Things to Do


Woodland Explorers

Wildflower Meadows

Discovering Wildlife