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Friends of Gledhow Valley Woods

The following web sites offer information and/or resources relevant to the Friends of Gledhow Valley Woods (FGVW), their activities, and the Gledhow Valley Woods themselves. If you would like your site to be mentioned on this page, or if you would like us to update any of the information shown, please contact us and let us know the details. If you would like to provide a link to the FGVW web site from your own pages, please feel free... we are always grateful for any help in promoting our cause.

If you see a problem in Gledhow Valley Woods (fly tipping, burnt out cars, rats, etc.) and you're not sure who to contact, please see our Troubleshooting Contacts List.

  • AboutMyArea
    "Your Guide to Chapel Allerton and surrounding areas. The Best Guide for the LS7 Area LS7 news, reviews and local events in LS7 areas like Chapel Allerton, Meanwood, City and Hunslet, and communities in LS7."

  • Bradford Botany Group
    "We are a leading Wild Flower Group in the North of England with an interest stretching from coast to coast. The group was formed in 1983 and an indication of its sustained popularity is seen in a healthy membership and an expansion in the range of its organised activities. The aims of the Group from the very start have been to bring together people interested in botany, wild plants and the nature conservation ethic and to further this enjoyment and knowledge by means of summer field meetings and monthly winter indoor meetings held at Shipley library."

  • British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS)
    "We are a UK charity dedicated to helping & protecting hedgehogs."
    This site includes lots of information concerning hedgehog lifestyles and habitats, caring for sick or injured hedgehogs, making your garden hedgehog friendly, etc.

  • BTCV (Britist Trust for Conservation Volunteers)
    "BTCV is the UK's largest practical conservation charity. Founded in 1959, we help over 130,000 volunteers take hands-on action to improve the rural and urban environment. Our purpose is to ensure that the potential of voluntary action for the environment is fully realised. Our vision is of a world where people value their environment and take practical action to improve it."

  • ChapelAllerton.org
    "A Community Site for Chapel Allerton. This non-commercial site is being developed by members of the Chapel Allerton Community for the Chapel Allerton Community and groups within that community."

  • The City of Leeds
    "The city of Leeds is lively, prosperous & cosmopolitan; it offers a rich mixture of culture, business, history, shopping, community life and the arts. Leeds welcomes all visitors."

  • Community Woodland Network
    "The Community Woodland Network has been set up by the Woodland Trust to support woodland groups throughout the country with their invaluable work in managing and conserving woodland. The Network is also keen to help new groups that would like support in getting started. We aim to help you network with other like-minded woodland groups and share in the information posted on this website. This site is also a response to the hundreds of enquiries we receive at the Trust on woodland topics. You can search the online information sheets for woodland information or look in the interactive area."

  • Flora-for-Fauna
    Part of the Natural History Museum web site, the Flora-for-Fauna "Postcode Plants Database" aims to encourage gardeners and other horticulturalists to plant the native trees, shrubs and flowers which are local to their areas. When you type in the first part of your UK postcode the database generates a list of not only plants, but birds and other wildlife found in that area. You can also search the database for in-depth information on any of the thousands of species it contains.

  • Flowers, Plants, and Gardening for Kids
    Part of the Serenata Flowers web site, this is a page of links to resources on the subject of flowers, plants, and gardening for kids. It covers topics such as the study of plants, gardening and horticulture, hydroponics, etc.

  • Friends of Muntz Park
    Selly Oak, Birmingham. The group was set up in January 2005 to "improve the Park for the benefit of a wide range of Park users so that it becomes a more attractive, welcoming and safer place for all".

  • Friends of Roundhay Park
    "The Friends of Roundhay Park exists to ensure the continued preservation, restoration, maintenance and improvement of the Park for all its users and for future generations."
    This site includes an excellent 'virtual tour' with many 360 degree panoramas.

  • getmapping.com
    "The most comprehensive and detailed aerial photo survey of the UK, ever."
    Explore the 'Millennium Map' and create a bird's eye view of the area where you live. You can also check out Domesday information, and order online from a selection of unique personalised gift ideas.

  • Leeds Civic Trust
    "Encouraging development which is a source of pride. Conserving and enhancing the heritage of Leeds. Promoting the improvement of public amenities."

  • Leeds Geological Association
    "The Leeds Geological Association aims to promote and further interest in the geological sciences, both amongst its members and within the wider community. Particular emphasis is placed on the geology of the region and its relationship to landscape and scenery. Membership is open to all."

  • The Leodis Database
    The Leodis Database is run by the Leeds Library & Information Service and contains over 35,000 old and new images of Leeds, together with accompanying descriptions and historical information. You can search database, take guided tours, build your own Leodis Album, contribute to the information held in the database, and even order prints of the photographs which interest you.

  • The Natural History Museum
    "The Natural History Museum is the United Kingdom's national museum of natural history, and a centre of scientific excellence in taxonomy and biodiversity. The Museum's mission is to maintain and develop its collections and use them to promote the discovery, understanding, responsible use and enjoyment of the natural world."

  • Northern Earth Online
    Northern Earth is an "earth mysteries" journal exploring issues relating to the perception of the landscape and the sacred both past and present, including religions, rituals, folklore, literature, art, archaeology, customs and patterns of belief, sacred architecture and planning, early belief systems, etc.

  • RSPB Leeds Local Group
    "Meetings, outings, news, and newsletter articles... If you enjoy watching and feeding the birds in your garden and would like to expand your knowledge, why not join the Leeds group. Membership would give you access to regular coach trips to selected birdwatching venues, monthly illustrated talks; 2 newsletters each year and postage free RSPB goods. It would also enable you to meet new friends and support the work of the RSPB."

  • Wade's Charity
    Wade's Charity is the working name of The Charities of Thomas Wade & Others, a charitable trust which provides grant funding for the benefit of the inhabitants of the inner city of Leeds. The Trust's primary charitable objectives are "providing and maintaining open spaces within the pre-1974 Leeds city boundary for the benefit and recreation or health of the inhabitants of Leeds" and "the provision of facilities for recreation, amusement, entertainment and general social intercourse for citizens of every age of areas of population in the City of Leeds occupied in the main by the working classes including in any such objects the establishment of which are commonly known as Community Centres and Youth Centres".

  • Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT)
    "The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) promotes the conservation of wetlands focusing on rare wetland birds. Founded in 1946 by the artist and naturalist Sir Peter Scott, WWT is the largest international wetland conservation charity in the UK."

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