Coalpits to Treetops

Telling the story of the extraordinary landscape change

Working together with Communities

To rediscover and appreciate the natural and industrial heritage

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Youth Landscapers

Young people from Donisthorpe and Moira researching and mapping The Heart of the Forest.

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Ballad Collective

Exploring industrial heritage through song

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Black to Green

Black to Green is supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund to conserve and enhance the industrial heritage and natural history within the Heart of the Forest.

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Tree Coverage in the Heart of the Forest has risen from 1 to 27% in 25 years

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Participant cutting wood with hand saw in woodland Map with stories of the local area

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Volunteer with us!

If you, or a group you work with, would like to get involved with the Black to Green Project, we would love to hear from you!


Dot Morson holding up a picture of worksforce from Robinson and Dowlers Close up photograph of a dragonfly