Sunday, September 24, 2023

Woollen Woods Bring Enchantment To Town

Anne Clark and her team of volunteer knitters and crocheters put themselves through several downpours last Friday to decorate trees in Belper Parks woods with knitted, crocheted and felted animals, vegetation and stories.

Set against a backdrop of the carpet of bluebells the scene is magical and enchanting.

Map of Belper Woods

As more people and groups join in the amount and range of the creativity on offer grows each year. When I visited on Saturday morning the area was buzzing with families visiting with their awe-struck youngsters.

Lynne Henley, whose knitted beehive and bees were on display enthused:

“The woods were buzzing this morning with tiny children running from tree to tree, with mums and dads who could hardly keep up with their enthusiasm and excitement pointing at all the little creatures on the trees.”

Those taking part range from centenarians at the Spencer Grove care home to young people at the Blue Box project.

The display will remain all this week but will be taken down on Sunday 21st May.

The nearest park entrance to the display is at Mill Lane but you can also access from the Coppice car park or Melbourne Close.

David George

Former Editor of Derby's CAMRA Magazine Community Affiliations: Belper Goes Green Founder, Transition Belper

One thought on “Woollen Woods Bring Enchantment To Town

  • Jan Sheppard

    Anne is such an inspiration. this is only my 3rd year in taking part, Anne has also set up a local knitting club which is very friendly, we knit, chat and have coffee , Last year I spent a whole morning sat on a bench in The Woollen Woods , watching all the children, the families, the young and old plus visitors to the area , The pleasure they got and the comments and remarks were lovely to hear

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