Hello and welcome to the Friends Of Granville Website
We are a group of volunteers who meet on alternate Thursdays at Granville Country Park Nature Reserve. The work parties are advertised on the notice board in the main car park.
We care for the reserve for the benefit of its wildlife and to promote public enjoyment of this amazing natural asset as well as our own enjoyment.
Work carried out by the Friends recently has included;-
Cleared the bridle path by the main car park and along Granville Road
Removed bikes from the canal basin
Cut willow and thinned silver Birch on Waxhill Meadow
Strimmed back the meadow on Barnyard Pit mound with Shropshire Wildlife team
Removed brambles from around the new saplings on the Western Stockpile
Cleared vegetation on the Canal basin
Strimmed meadow opposite Concrete road
We have installed four information and two interpretation boards at key entrances around the woods. Each board is designed to help you find your way around the park and information about the industrial archaeology to be seen. There are information leaflets available for you to use to follow the Heritage Trail or the Nature Trail.
New Information Board
The friends of Granville Country Park have just installed an interesting new information board at the Muxton end of the park. The Board describes the design and history of the Muxton Bridge Colliery & Pumping engines and is detailed enough to enable the reader to visualise the remains of the colliery that can be seen today. See pictures of the board and installation team opposite.
Work party Information and latest events.
work parties 22-05-2019
Latest minutes Of Friends of Granville meeting.
Meeting of Friends of Granville 15-05-2019
“Mini Beast Safari”
A great turnout of families for this event organised by the RSPB – idverde partnership on Friday May 31st. Attended by Friends of Granville and Shropshire Wildlife Trust.
Activities included Mini Beast Safari with identification sheets, flower bingo, bark rubbing and mini nature trail. Nets Galore! Thoroughly enjoyed by children of all ages and adults (of all ages as well!).
Thanks to idverde, RSPB, Telford and Wrekin Council and Shropshire Wildlife Trust.
Photographs taken with Parental permission.