The 6th of November is the Global Day of Green Action. Whilst COP is taking place up in Glasgow, here in Derbyshire we’re physically making a difference to fight climate change. If you’ve not already made a pledge to fight climate change with trees, please do so – head over to to find out how to get involved in Planet? Plant It!

Don't Forget

Please dress appropriately for the weather and for grassed fields.

If you have a spade, please bring it with you but we will have a number of spades available for you.

When and where

  • Date:  Saturday 6 November. 10.00am – 12.00pm or 1.00pm – 3.00pm.
  • Price: Free, but donations to support the management of our woodlands are welcome.
  • Location: The Young People’s Forest at Mead is being planted on an extensive former open cast mining site near Heanor in Derbyshire.
  • Dogs: Dogs are not encouraged due to loud music which may be distressing. Any dogs present MUST be kept on leads and their mess picked up and removed.
  • Access: This event is on unsurfaced and uneven ground meaning it is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Parking: Pay and display parking is available next door at Shipley Country Park, DE75 7GX.
  • Public Transport: The H1 bus stops 5-10 minutes gentle walk from where we’re planting, in Smalley.

How to book

Booking is essential. Please visit the Mead Eventbrite page to book. 

For further information email

A Woodland Trust Wood

Young People's Forest at Mead


161.13 ha (398.15 acres)

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