An Introduction to the Project

Two miles to the east of Nottingham lies a rare area of historical interest and natural beauty. Clusters of ancient and semi-ancient trees and lush flora and fauna are interspersed with large open grassland areas bordered by the hustle and bustle of one of the East Midlands’ major cities. This fascinating urban green-space is Colwick Woods, originally part of the historic Colwick Hall Estate. It is a place steeped in history, the narrative of which has, until now, gone largely unexplored.

View from the East seeks to bring the cultural, historical and environmental heritage of Colwick Woods to life. Through extensive research, community visits to archives and museum collections, the gathering of oral histories, on-site talks and workshops with local experts in history, cultural geography and environmental conservation and an exciting programme of learning activities for families and young people, the project will offer new and dynamic ways for people to engage with the heritage of Colwick Woods. 


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