Margaret Wood32 acres Semi-ancient woodland Close to Denby Dale in West Yorkshire, Margaret Wood is the furthest north of all CRT's properties. It is peaceful and in spring has a carpet of magnificent bluebells. With just 32 acres of semi-ancient woodland and pasture, it is one of our smaller properties, but what is lacks in size in makes up for in wildlife and beauty. We do not have a tenant farmer at Margaret Wood, but a thriving, dedicated support group. The pasture is let to a neighbour who uses it to graze sheep. Our volunteers follow a gentle-touch woodland management plan, so it thrives with flora and fauna. The wood and pasture is a springtime wildlife haven with carpets of bluebells, great spotted woodpeckers among the trees and curlews on the meadows. On the property there is a large modern barn used by volunteers to store equipment and to rest after a busy day completing conservation activities. Further from the barn down a short path is the open pasture. The dry stone wall that separates the pasture and the woodland has been repaired and sections have been completely replaced by the CRT. At the end of the pasture is the amazing semi-ancient woodland. The pond, completely created by volunteers from a small stream, this attracts a range of wildlife and is a core element of the farm's education programme. Read about our other property that has beautiful bluebells, Twyford Farm About Wildife Events Volunteer Birds – Margaret Wood Notable species spotted at Margaret Wood Tree Sparrow Garden Warbler Yellowhammer UK conservation status: Red UK conservation status: Green UK conservation status: Red Common species spotted at Margaret Wood Bullfinch Treecreeper Great Spotted Woodpecker UK conservation status: Amber UK conservation status: Green UK conservation status: Green Exceptional record species spotted at Margaret Wood Willow Tit UK conservation status: Red Donate now Please select a donation amount (required) £11.50 Would cover the the minimum cost of seed per farm per week. Although our greedy birds often want more! £25 Would purchase a small squirrel proof bird feeder. Other Donate Read the latest wildlife news Do you have images that you'd be happy for the CRT to use? Submit By submitting this image you are agreeing the Countryside Restoration Trust can use them for commercial and noncommercial purposes. We do not need to ask you permission from or provide credit to you the photographer. More precisely, you grants the Countryside Restoration Trust an irrevocable, nonexclusive, worldwide copyright license to download, copy, modify, distribute, perform, and use your submitted photo for free, including for commercial purposes, without permission from or attributing the photographer.