Meadows closure for weed-killing

From about 8 am, Tuesday, 12th June, all the three meadows will be closed for the annual spraying of weeds. We are required to kill the weeds as part of our agreement with Natural England. The weed killer being used is called Thrust (a soluble concentrate containing 344 g/l 2,4-D and 120 g/l dicamba). Grazing animals have to be removed for 14 days, but it is considered to be safe for dogs after about 24 hours.

The weed killing of the yellow archangel was not effective when it was done a few weeks ago so this will also be sprayed next Tuesday with a stronger solution of glyphosate. The yellow archangel is on the pathway running parallel with Wood Lane which starts by the gate into the meadow up to the entrance to the woods. It also has spread along the bottom path of the woods for about 50 yards. When the glyphosate is dry it is considered safe for pets.

Posted 11th June 2018


Bat Walks

Tony Morris has kindly offered to again lead two bat walks in the woods and meadow this summer, these will be on Thursday 28th June and Thursday 26th July. We are hoping for better weather this year. We will meet by the gate into the meadow on Wood Lane at 9.15 for 9.30 start. He is not making a charge but would like donations, please, to provide funds for Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust & Nottinghamshire Bat Group.

Posted 11th June 2018


GDPR Statement: 

As you are no doubt aware, privacy regulations are changing on May 25th. We’ve reviewed the data we hold in light of this, and have reviewed our privacy policy and this is published here:  Privacy Policy

FGHW do not process data on a large scale as we are only a small organisation. The data we hold is just for processing your membership, such as your name and address, and is not shared with any outside organisation.

Posted 24th May 2018



Our AGM will be held in the 6th form building at Carlton le Willows Academy on Friday, 15th June, at 7pm for 7.30 start.

Posted 12th May 2018


Safeguarding children in the woods and meadows

Dog walkers please be aware that children from Daisies Day Nursery regularly use the woods and meadows as part of their Forest School activities. They mainly use the top of the second meadow and the woodland to the north and east of the third meadow. Many of these young children are frightened when a dog rushes over and jumps up at them, no matter how friendly the dog is.

We understand that you may not always see the children from the distance, particularly in the woods. If you do see children in the woods and meadows, though, please put your dog on a lead and keep your dog away from the children.  Please remember it is your responsibility to keep your dog under control at all times.

The prime times for Forest School activities are 9.00 to 11.30 am and 2.00 to 3.30 pm. Please be particularly vigilant at these times.

Posted 25th April 2018

Meadow and Woodland Management Plans

We’ve published the meadow and woodland management plans. These can be downloaded from here:
Meadow Management Plan
Woodland Management Plan

Posted 3rd January 2018

New Map
We have a new downloadable sketch map of the woods and meadow, showing the pathways. This can be downloaded from our Maps page, or from here:
Sketch Map

Posted 18th August 2017

New Interpretation Board
A new interpretation board has been installed for meadow three, allowing identification of the wildflowers present in the meadow.

Posted 17th July 2017

The Annual General Meeting of Friends of Gedling House Woods (FGHW) took place on Friday 16th June

The 2017 Annual Report can be found here: 2017 Annual Report

Posted 19th June 2017