New information trail at woods

Scenic Judy Woods in Wyke, featured in the Bronte Way video and DVD.(NS)
Scenic Judy Woods in Wyke, featured in the Bronte Way video and DVD.(NS)

A new QR-coded information trail has been created at Judy Woods, Norwood Green.

The trail, funded by a the heritage lottery fund called ‘Young Roots Project’, was put together by members of the charity Joint Activities and Motor Education Service (JAMES) who have identified areas of interest.

The main aim of the project was to engage youngsters in expressing their views of the woodland heritage in order to encompass an alternative dimension to existing information systems.

They did a range of workshops which included dry-stone walling, flora and fauna identification, archaeological excavations and woodland occupational lifetsyles. In particular, they were asked to look at the impact of local idnustries such as coal mining and iron production.

From this they made a range of ‘Heritage Way-points’ which are the basis of the QR coded information trail accessible through smart phone systems. The group worked in partnership with the Friends of Judy Woods.