The Friends of Owley Wood was formed in 1993, when a group of concerned Weaverham residents became determined to rescue the wood from a state of degradation and to ensure that it became an asset to the village.

Today, we are a small but decidedly friendly group of people who look after the day-to-day maintenance of the wood by removing litter, keeping the paths and steps clear and carrying out repairs to bridges and boardwalks.

We also keep an eye out for any problems with the trees that may need the support from the professionals of the woodland’s owners, Cheshire Wildlife Trust.

Our meetings are held on the second Monday of each month in the Scout Hall on Owley Wood Road. They are extremely informal affairs when we have a chat and decide what and when we will be doing next in the wood. If you would like to attend a meeting, just come along on the day at 6:30pm.

The group is a member of the Community Contracting Initiative of The Mersey Forest. This provides us with advice and assistance and enables us to share our experiences with a network of a dozen like-minded groups in Cheshire and Merseyside. Through this we have the opportunity to receive training in appropriate skills and to take part in social events as well.