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Carr Wood, Derbyshire
LNR Type: Urban Fringe
County: Derbyshire
Natural England
Regional Team:
East Midlands
Year of Declaration: 2002
Declaring Authority: Amber Valley Borough Council
Area (Ha): Click here to open the site map (new window). Once displayed, click on the site to see area and other details.
Grid Reference: SK 402 511
Location: Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3LT
Owned by: Amber Valley Borough Council
Managed by: Groundwork Erewash Valley, with AVBC and Friends of Carr Wodd and Hammersmith Meadows
Link to site map: Click here to open the site map from the MAGIC web site.
How to get there: Carr Wood lies to the north east of Ripley Town Centre between Bridle Lane and the A610 bypass. The easiest access is from the bottom of Outram Street.
Visitor facilities: There is a car park with a charge.
What to see: Carr Wood comprises of nearly 4 hectares of mixed woodland and uinmproved grassland, its proximity to Ripley town centre give it addd value both as a haven for wildlife and as a place for local people to enjoy. Since the 1920's it has largely been left to naturally regenerate and the result today is a mixed and varied woodland that is home to wide range of native flora.
Volunteer and 'Friends of' groups: Friends of Carr Wood and Hammersmith Meadows or Groundwork Erewash Valley
Contacts for further information and how to get involved:

Tel: 01773 535232

Website address and other links: Ground Work, Derbyshire

Contact for Amber Valley Borough Council, e-mail; Tel; Tel: 01773 570222

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