Sunart Fields

Tree Planting in Derbyshire at Sunart Woods, Sunart Fields

Sunart Fields is a 125 acre rewilding project / Nature Friendly farm, in the High Peak area of Derbyshire, run by Rachel and Geoff Evatt. It is an ex-dairy farm that is now being managed with the mission of benefitting UK biodiversity.

This is a private woodland and our clients can visit by appointment only. Please email contact@eforests.co.uk to make an appointment.

* THIS WOODLAND IS Temporarily Full *
We’ve planted so many trees here that there isn’t any space to plant more. We hope to be able to plant here again in future years.
For the nearest alternative woodlands take a look at the Woodlands Locations Map.

IMPORTANT VISITOR INFOTake only photos. Leave only footsteps.

To keep the woodland as natural as possible we don’t label individual trees and we ask that visitors do not place their own plaques, labels, flowers, etc in the woodland. Each tree we plant should be seen as part of a natural woodland.

Before visiting this woodland, please read our Frequently Asked Questions page, which gives you helpful tips about your tree and visitor guidance.

As well as areas of natural regeneration, significant tree and hedgerow planting is occurring on the land. In early 2021 EFORESTS worked with Sunart FIelds to plant 9,500 shrubs and trees across the land to create an amazing, new network of hedgerows.

From late 2021, another 2750 trees are being planted at Sunart Woods to reconnect two established blocks of mature woodland. This will create another corridor and food source for wildlife.

The majority of the land is currently improved grassland. The core aims of Sunart Fields are to capture carbon and increase biodiversity. Yet they seek to achieve this in a financially profitable fashion, thereby showing this as an alternative land-use avenue to other land owners.

Whilst the land is majority grass, there are existing hedgerows, mature trees (mainly oak, ash, sycamore and beech) and scrub present (gorse, brambles etc). Consequently, wildlife has a foothold on the land.

Indeed, from a bird survey in 2021, some 52 species of bird were recorded, including 18 species on the red and amber list. They have also rehomed badgers on the land, and have recently dug (with help from a local charity) an artificial badger sett, where members of the public will be able to view the badgers.

Rachel and Geoff work closely with Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, and the local community and landowners, and thus much of their work is experienced by many people.

Indeed, their miniaturised version of the farm won a Gold Medal at the RHS Tatton Park Flower show in 2021, for their ''Weed Thriller' garden.

Rachel is also a Board member of the charity Rewilding Britain.

Sunart Fields has featured in many news articles, including BBC TV, The Telegraph and The Guardian.

Photo Gallery

  • Sunart Woods  -  Part Of Sunart Fields  -  Derbyshire  -  Before Planting 2021
  • Field Maple Saplings Are Among The Trees Planted At This Location
  • Hazel Saplings Are Among The Trees Planted At This Location
  • Oak Saplings Are Among The Trees Planted At This Location
  • Rowan Saplings Are Among The Trees Planted At This Location
  • Scots Pine Saplings Are Among The Trees Planted At This Location

Tree Species at Sunart Fields

Since 2021 EFORESTS has worked with the land owners and local volunteers to plant 2750 new native tree species.

The following tree species were planted on the site:


Address

Eccles Road
Whaley Bridge
Derbyshire
SK23 7EW

Map



External links

https://www.sunartfields.com/

EFORESTS is not responsible for the content on external websites.

IMPORTANT VISITOR INFOTake only photos. Leave only footsteps.

To keep the woodland as natural as possible we don’t label individual trees and we ask that visitors do not place their own plaques, labels, flowers, etc in the woodland. Each tree we plant should be seen as part of a natural woodland.

Before visiting this woodland, please read our Frequently Asked Questions page, which gives you helpful tips about your tree and visitor guidance.

EFORESTS have been tree planting in Derbyshire and many other regions since 2006. You can dedicate a tree to be planted in Derbyshire or elsewhere in the UK on our Tree Dedication page.