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Chesham Woods was officially declared as Bury's second local nature reserve in December 2000.

It's supported by the Friends of Chesham Nature Reserve and the Chesham Fold Tenants and Residents Association. Regular meetings are held to discuss the development of the local nature reserve and to organise practical management task days.

Environmental education is another important part of the local nature reserve project. Local schools have used Chesham Woods as a focus for environmental education and have visited the site to plant new hedgerows, pond dip and take part in environmental art and other educational activities.

Chesham Woods local nature reserve is comprised of a group of six woodlands and grazing meadows on the edge of Bury. Three of these are the semi-ornamental grounds of demolished large houses.

We have managed this area with the local community as urban green space and more recently as an local nature reserve.

Friends of Chesham Wood

The Friends of Chesham Wood group is a collection of local residents and park users who are passionate about Chesham Wood.

If you notice damage in the countryside, please report this to us by calling customer services 0161 253 5353.