NOTICE FOR SCHOOLS AND  GROUPS You are very welcome to use the nature reserve for group activities but please let Pauline Bradley-Sharp (pbradleysharp@gmail.com) know in advance so we can avoid dates clashing.
In memory of Tony Parker
In 2012, after the successful transformation of the Lock Garden, HWRG turned its attention the overgrown, boggy field next to it. Why not turn it into a nature area that the whole community can enjoy and which schools could use as an outdoor classroom? Lots of reasons sprang to mind but all of them were pushed aside and on 12 September 2015 Hirst Wood Nature Reserve was officially opened. These links will take you through the story of how it happened.
“Yesterday we came to Shipley for the weekend and went down to Hirst Lock. We went into the nature area and were amazed at how lovely it was. Such a lot of work has gone into it.  “There were some children there playing in the hide, going off to play hide and seek and running round the paths. I asked them if they had helped in the garden. The oldest of the four said yes they had but she couldn't any more as she was now at senior school. It was lovely watching them enjoying themselves.” Hilary Vint on Facebook
Build it and they will come
More than 2,000 volunteer hours have been put into this project
In Memoriam
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Planting the school garden
Saltaire Primary School pupils have made a big contribution
Thank You, everyone
Other HWRG Projects Other HWRG Projects Other HWRG Projects HIRST WOOD REGENERATION GROUP In memory of Iain
It’s Open! All Welcome
Launching the duck house
Studying William Morris
Fairy Doors
A magical night
Lending a hand after school
Using the nature area to make art