Penney’s Wood is a 5.55 acre stretch of land near the Crook of Devon. It is under development as a Community Woodland for local residents and primary school. The wood is planted in native species sourced from Scotland; oak, birch, rowan, holly, Scots Pine and crab apple.
The Story so far...
- The land was used by Duncan Penney, who had lived at the Back Crook all of his life, for grazing sheep
- May 2009: Duncan Penney left specific instructions to his trustees that the land was to be used as a community woodland as a memorial for the Penney family. The executors of the will door-dropped all the surrounding houses and a committee of around 12 people was formed
- 2009 - 2010: The committee looked at the options and plans began to take place for the Woodland, using available support from the Woodland Trust
- 2010 - 2012: A long and protracted time during which legal hand over off the land to the elected Trustees was completed, during which time the committee determined the process to plant the trees
- 2013 - 2014: The ground was cleared by the local community, then cut, and trees were planted with the support of the Woodland Trust’s MoreWoods Scheme
- 2018: Penneys Wood gained support from the Fossoway and District Community Benefit Fund. This has allowed us to purchase and install benches