2017 news

The pergola roof was completed and provides some much needed shelter     to the site. A great feat of engineering, construction and patience.
    Thank you to Jon, Les and Tom Ash

Willow Arch & Pergola
*   The scrapes in the meadow area were cleared of reed mace allowing     wildlife to flourish again. This did cause a fair bit of disruption but the     wonder of nature returned the site to its green glory in a matter of months.

  *  Horses arrived on site to help with the management of the meadow.

   We had a Forest School visit by children from St Nicholas Prep School in     North Walsham where they focussed on identifying different types of trees     and their leaves. They all learnt a lot and enjoyed exploring a new     woodland. ' It was really fun when we played hide and seek. I also enjoyed     seeing the hills made in the shape of a question mark.”

Blind tree identifying
  *  We got a visitor book and within a couple of months had 30 pages of     comments


"What a peaceful place - a real peaceful haven of tranquillity. Lovely to watch the butterflies and listen to the birds" Linda and Derek, Staffs


"The fruit has filled our freezer for 2 years now", Pat & Andy, North Walsham


"I have cycled all the way to this epic place. We have seen lots of tasty fruit. I have seen a butterfly. But unfortunately they are not ripe" Boe, aged 6.


"I love this place. There are surprises on every turn", Ethan, aged 12


"I'm near the start of a two and a half month long trip through the UK and Europe. My motto for this trip has been 'If not now when?'. My saint of a mother found this woodland on Google and here I am. What a beautiful place." Jaynie, Minnesota, USA


News 2016

*  The roof over the pergola was started by the dynamic  mother and son team,     Les and Tom Ash. Les's husband John Hardy had designed the construction     but unfortunately passed away before he was able to build it.
    Tom and Les took it upon themselves to see it to its completion and it was     finally finished in 2017.

*   Labels identifying the varieties of fruit trees were added to help people know    what varieties they are eating. This has proved really popular knowing your    Lord Suffield Apple from a Harry Baker.


Once again people braved the early morning and attended a Dawn Chorus walk    where over 30 birds were identified.

  We received a kind donation from Maddy Kershaw, whose parents were good    friends of David Hood's. She offered donations from her wedding to buy    something for the woodland and it was agreed that we would construct a sun    dial using an old chimney pot which was unearthed in the old pile of    architectural salvage that David had collected.


The wood is the site of a night time geochache which won first prize in the    British and Irish National Geocaching Awards. For those uninitiated to the    wonders of geocaching it is a real word, outdoor treasure hunting game using    GPS enabled devices. This one you do in the dark. 


Dawn Chorus Walk

* We were privileged to take part in Suffield Open Gardens, along with some real   garden treasures that had lovingly being created and tended to look like small   paradises in North Norfolk.

* The Owl on the gate was finally fixed so that its wings beat again.

  * 25 people booked onto another Dawn Chorus walk with 33 birds being   identified including a Linnet, Dunnock, Chiffchaff and a Reed bunting.


2014 progress image * North Walsham Garden Centre invited us along their Apple Day to spread the   word of the wood's existence. . We had a fun filled activity stall completed with   apple printed bunting, 'William Tell' hit the apple on the tree game, and   information of how to grow mistletoe.
* A much more successful moth evening with Norfolk Moths recording 58 species.

  * We hold our first Dawn Chorus walk with the expert from Sheringham Park   complete with bacon butties in the Village Hall.

  * We were chosen as one of the charities featured by Waitrose who raised an   amazing £300.


2103 progress snow scene

* To give a home to the resident owl, we put an owl box up in one of perimeter    trees.

* Norfolk Moths recorded a nationally scare moth, Phyllonorycter dubitellaat in
at a Moth Evening. Unfortunately poor weather meant there wasn't a high    turnout of folk.



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Hard landscaping begins – construction of path and ?, removal of earth mounds, and pond scrape
The first trees are planted, to see the photos of the Planting Days please use the link to the Projects & Events page
where you will find a link to the Planting Days Photos.

Bird, owl and bat boxes erected
Website up and running
Ifnotnow.when logo designed
Temporary planning permission granted (until October 2009)

12 May 2002 first trustee meeting
Ifnotnow.when charitable trust established
Botanical and contour surveys completed