Instead of sending our usual edible Christmas gifts, we’ve given a gift that gives back to the planet. We’ve planted 750 trees at The Woodland Trust’s Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Wood in Leicestershire which will help combat the two climate emergencies facing our planet: climate change and biodiversity loss. We will update the growth of our wallywood here on our blog so you can see how your trees blossom and how they’re having a positive impact on our environment.
Visiting your wallywood
The wallywood is yours to visit and lies in north-west Leicestershire close to the village of Normanton le Heath. The woodlands are brimming with beautiful wildlife and scenery, including buzzards, weasels, tawny owls, fieldfares and badgers, which can be seen throughout your visit.
Keen birdwatchers and nature lovers can head straight to the bird hide, a short walk from the welcome barn, to relax and watch magnificent birds in their natural habitat.
The woodlands are open daily 8am-8pm April to October and until 5pm from November-March. When visiting, look out for the car park off Heather Lane, between the villages of Heather and Normanton Le Heath. The best address to use when visiting is: Heather Lane, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 2TD.
If you pay a visit to the wallywood, we’d love you to share your pics with us on social media @wallacespace