Haywood and Pastures
Haywood and Pastures is a complex of woodland and grassland above Coalport. The area has a south-facing aspect, and walks across the open grassland can be glorious in the sunshine.
Most of this site was originally farmland, partially planted up as woodland by Telford Development Corporation as recently as 30 or 40 years ago. They used a mixture of larch, Scots pine, ash and oak, with some of the plantings having once been designed, apparently, to spell out the word TELFORD.
Historically, the area played an important role supporting local industry. In the 18th and 19th Centuries it formed part of the Hay Farm (much of which today is a golf course) owned by the industrialist Darby family, where hundreds of horses were reared for use in industrial enterprises in the Gorge at the time.
Haywood can be explored along a network of footpaths, some of which are described in detail in the publication: Jackfield & Coalport: Five Historic Guided Walks.
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John Muir Award for children and adults
In the New Year, the John Muir Award shall be delivered to families in our woodlands.
NEW Outdoor Learning Programme 2014 in print!
The NEW 2014 Outdoor Learning Programme has 27 walks and day courses available between January and December next year. We have already received about 20 bookings! Promises to be another popular programme. Prices are between FREE and £25 only.
Volunteering for SGCT
Do you want to volunteer or receive details of activities and events?
Walking in the Severn Gorge
Severn Gorge Countryside Trust's "Walking in the Severn Gorge" leaflet is available to download here.
Ironbridge Woodland Products
Ironbridge Woodland Products is a project that enables students to appreciate the importance of the trees and woods on their doorstep.