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Sheffield has more woodland cover than any other city in the country. Over 10% of Sheffield is woodland.

Ecclesall Woods covers 142 hectares – that’s nearly the same size as 200 football pitches. It is the largest ancient woodland in South Yorkshire. There have been trees here since at least 1600.

Sheffield’s woodlands have always supported a community of makers. Years ago, coppice workers, clog makers, wood colliers and white coal makers lived and breathed the woods. Today, a collection of modern day makers all unique specialists in their crafts can still be found in the woodlands.