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If Not Now When

A Community Woodland Project

When visiting the wood please take care. Deer may be protecting their young.

The If Not Now When community woodland is located in the small village of Suffield in North Norfolk, between Aylsham and North Walsham. It was created in April 2002 after the death of a local resident, David Hood.

David bought Home Farm, Suffield in 1974 which included a 4.5 acre field. During his lifetime it was used for grazing cattle and horses from the local riding school and it was only during the final weeks leading up to his death of cancer that David conceived the dream of the If Not Now, When community woodland

Since 2002, trees have been planted and projects undertaken. Half of the plot has been designated a County Wildlife Site due to its species-rich meadow area whilst the other half is managed as formal garden area with fruit trees, labyrinth and other interesting architectural features.

The woodland is free for anyone to use, particularly the local community. Please note there is no public car parking on site. A few car parking spaces are available at Suffield Village Hall.

The If Not Now When community woodland is a registered charity, 1094558, and is managed as a charitable trust.  If you have any comments or ideas for the future development of the woodland please contact us.

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