As a result of the demolition of Gunton Manorial Hall in 1963, Gunton Wood was left to deteriorate into an overgrown, decaying wilderness of overgrown bushes and sycamores. So when a group of residents decided to restore the Wood to its former glory in 1997, it was a daunting task.

With just a year of hard work, the group was able to establish itself as a Local Nature Reserve, planting 4000 new trees, creating trails, benches, and even a pond for the benefit of wildlife and nature enthusiasts alike. Among the first to receive the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Award for Voluntary Service was the Group in 2003.

Look under EVENTS if you’d like to join us for one of our work parties and see what we’re all about. To show you our work, WOOD-CHIPS is here.

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