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Urban woodlands are vital to provide natural green spaces for leisure and relaxation, but they need love and care.

To find out more about the details of the project and the importance of woodlands in our communities, you can read our “Tackling The Roughs” portfolio by clicking here.

The Heritage Lottery Fund provided 3 years of funding for BCEP to tackle the “Roughs” woodland adjacent to Bowling Park.

We are developing the woodland for biodiversity at the same time as engaging local communities, children and young people, and those working in woodlands in Bradford, with conservation workshops and activities.

Currently we have delivered:

Education sessions with local children and young people

We have worked with local primary and secondary schools and have run a variety of different sessions. These include tree-planting, biodiversity education sessions, invasive species management and had so much fun along the way.


To date we have run sessions on bird box making, tree coppicing, habitat creation and an accredited ‘Keeping Heritage Alive’ course focusing on heritage skills and how the history of a woodland affects its form.

roughs photoVolunteering Opportunities

Volunteers are integral to the successful running of the project. With their help we have accomplished many tasks, and there are many more opportunities available. We can work with individuals, corporate teams and ‘Friends Of’ groups.