Sadlers Wells Woods

Sadlers Wells Community Woodland  (“SWCW”) is a registered charity (No. 1105117) which was formed to acquire and manage approximately three acres of ancient semi-natural woodland known as Sadlers Wells Wood on the edge of the village of Bunbury near Tarporley, Cheshire for the benefit of the local community and to extend it by the planting of a further two acres with native broadleaved trees. The wood is a remnant of a much larger wood which is mentioned in the Domesday Book and it is a much appreciated local amenity which occupies a prominent position in the Cheshire landscape.

The purchase of the wood was completed in January 2006 with the aid of a substantial grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The Trustees also gratefully acknowledge the help, advice , donations and assistance given by the Cheshire County Council, Cheshire Landscape Trust, Cheshire Community Council, Cheshire Wildlife Trust, the Cheshire ECOnet Project, Crewe & Nantwich Borough Council, Bunbury Parish Council, Spurstow Parish Council, the Bunbury Society and the many friends and colleagues who have helped and continue to help us.


Visiting the Wood.


Access to the wood is pedestrian only and car parking is only available on suitable parts of the nearby public highways. Visitors are very welcome but please avoid disturbance and respect the local wildlife and plantlife. A public footpath runs along the northerly boundary of the wood, and visitors may use the pathways within the wood, although there are no public rights of way over them. Whilst reasonable precautions are taken to ensure the safety of visitors, they should take care as the ground may be rough, slippery, sloping or uneven, and when near to the stream, especially during or after inclement weather. Please take extra care with children.


The Friends of Sadlers Wells Wood are members of the public who kindly support the work and objectives of SWCW. The wood itself produces no income and SWCW therefore has to raise all the funds needed to pay for expenditure such as insurance, maintenance, etc., and we hope that people who enjoy the amenity which the wood provides will join to help finance the maintenance and improvement of the wood. The annual subscription is currently a minimum of £5.00 per person.

If you would like to become a Friend of the Wood please contact

Dave Clapperton on    01829 261218    or at

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