Holly Hayes is an Ancient Semi Natural Woodland located on the western edge of Charnwood Forest in The National Forest. The site is a hidden gem between Whitwick and Coalville in North West Leicestershire and is traversed by The Ivanhoe Way.
CEP Holly Hayes is the conservation and land management arm of Coalville Education Partnerships Ltd. The staff and students of the Community Interest Company are restoring and managing the wood to rescue fragile wildlife communities from the untamed march of holly and rampant bramble.
This page charts the progress of the project and exhibits the diverse wildlife found in this beautiful woodland.