This was once a largely overgrown area of semi-abandoned land but is now the site of the largest community woodland project in the Channel Islands. An area of 17 hectares has been planted with a mixture of native trees, including a small community orchard. Visitors can explore the woodland trails and learn more about the wildlife of the area and its industrial and military history at ‘feature sites’ which are being developed.
At the heart of the Community Woodland lies Sand Pit, an old quarry. This is now heavily overgrown, with a willow screen that provides an excellent place for watching small birds sing the scrub within the floor for cover, including Thrush, Goldfinch, Linnet, and Dunnock.
For more information, visit the Alderney Wildlife Trust.