Updated: 21/5/20

With the changes in the government guidance things are changing again at Warley Woods.  We are very pleased that many of our staff have returned to work from furlough and we will all be happy to see our visitors again (even if from a distance).

Thank you to everyone who has supported the Trust physically or financially during this incredibly uncertain times.  We are so very very grateful.  Here is a guide to our "new normal".  

On Thursday 21st May the golf course reopened, so has the car park at Lightwoods Hill and the Shop at the Pavilion.  We may close again without warning if rules change again.

In order to be able to offer golf we have to follow guidance so people can Play Safe: Stay Safe.  This includes things like prebooking being absolutely essential.  You must read this page if you want to play golf at Warley Woods.  

Our hours may not be as long as usual and may change as we adapt to the new situation.

The Pavilion cannot open to the public.  There are no public toilet facilities available.  The café is not open for takeaways at the moment.  The pathway in front of the building will be closed to walkers.  Our dog water tap will remain switched off.

The Shop will be open for golfers and other visitors, but there can only be one customer in the shop at any time.  There can be no browsing.  People are welcome to come in to pay for golf, or  a drink or make a donation, but for the safety of our staff we are not open for casual visitors or conversations, so no dog visitors for biscuits, or pop in  chats at the present time - however lovely that would be for us all.

The Trust Office remains closed, as still staff who can work at home will continue to do so.  Please use email to contact us.  [email protected]

We will only have one member of staff in the building and so we are not able to leave the building to deal with issues on site.  We are not legally able to enforce any government rules or guidance.

People who have not paid to play golf should no longer be on the golf course.  This has been absolutely fine for everyone to use the extra space while we have been closed.  We hope you have enjoyed the different views.  But now the golf course is for paying customers only.  It is a criminal offence to be on the course, if you have not paid to play and it is not safe for anyone to be there.

The play area remains closed and the exercise equipment still should not be  used.

A reminder that BBQs are not allowed in Warley Woods.

While many rules have changed, social distancing is still required.  There are many narrow paths in Warley Woods.  Please do not use paths if you do not think you can walk down them and not keep your distance.  DEFRA's current guidance is that dogs should be kept on a lead when around other people to ensure that social distancing can be maintained.

Thank you for being a fabulous caring community helping us take care of our special place.  I know you will work with us to help keep Warley Woods a safe and relaxing place to visit.

If you cannot visit Warley Woods, then do join our facebook group "Warley Woods Community Trust"  - people are posting pictures and stories daily and it helps keep your spirit up to have a virtual visit to the Woods.  

Take care and stay safe.  

Trust Manager

We hope you continue to enjoy Warley Woods during these difficult times and it remains a haven for all.   If you enjoy your visits, please consider joining the Trust or making a single donation. Our income is going to significantly reduced by the ongoing situation and we would love to come through this period in a good place to continue our work caring for Warley Woods. Every donation really will enable us to keep your Woods in the style to which everyone has become accustomed!

Thank you for your understanding and support.

The staff and Trustees of Warley Woods Community Trust

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