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A Touch of Magic Comes to the Pinewoods Fri, 2014-05-16 13:49 Award Winning Harry Potter Artist Jason Cockcroft Confirmed for Irongate Project Information BoardDetail
Planting Underway at Irongate Field Wed, 2014-04-16 17:13

Planting has started at Irongate field as part of the Pinewoods Conservation Group (PCG) project to turn the area into a community green space. Wednesday 16th April saw the project get officially underway as part of RHS National Gardening Week with RHS Harlow Carr nominating this project as one they wanted to support. Joining RHS staff was members of the PCG along with students from Horticap and Harrogate District Biodiversity Action Group.

New Map and Leaflet Published - Valley Gardens to RHS via Pinewoods Mon, 2014-04-07 19:15

The RHS have recently published an update leaflet and map that shows the 1.5m walk from Harrogate Town Centre through Valley Gardens, the Pinewoods before reaching RHS Harlow Carr. A copy can be downloaded here or found at tourist informaiton.

Members Offer - Discounted Dog Walking Sat, 2014-03-08 15:52

We have a new Corporate Member of the Group – Muddy Mutts of Harrogate. They are making a special offer for PCG Members (just mention PCG Member when booking) with the first 1 hour walk for an introductory £8.00.

The Pinewoods Goes Batty Thu, 2014-02-20 19:17

Did you know that The Pinewoods is home to a large family of Pipistrelles bats! A number of bat boxed were placed in the woods a number of years ago and are inspected by a licensed bat handler at least annually.

Actual numbers have remained steady at just over 20 being found within the various bat boxes and are now seen as permanent residents.  These bats are accepted by HM Government as an environment performance indicator and are a protected species.

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Tour De Pinewoods Wed, 2014-02-19 19:44


The Pinewoods Conservation Group (PCG) is planning to take part in the Harrogate Council 101 Bicyclettes project. The council is encouraging local groups, volunteers and residents to get involved in the Tour De France by decorating bicycles and displaying them across our district.  






New Pinewoods Web Site Launched Sat, 2014-02-01 22:02

A new web site has been launched for local charity, The Pinewoods Conservation Group (PCG).  The new web site, created free of charge by local business Yorkshire Websites, aims to bring together details of all projects and events the group is involved with. New members are also now able to sign up online via an interactive form.

New Pinewoods Web Site Launched
Members Offer: 10% Off All The Conservation Volunteers Orders Thu, 2014-01-30 18:43

The Consevation Volunteers are a charity who reclaim green spaces and run environmental projects through a network of community groups (such as Pinewoods Conservation Group) and volunteers. They have sold trees and seeds for some time but have recently set up an online shop for other gardening items. Members have been offered a 10% discount on all items in the shop. More details can be found at

Members Offer: 10% Discount from Blue Coat Farm Sun, 2014-01-19 12:16

We are delighted to be able to bring to you this special offer from Blue Coat Farm near Beckwithshaw, for their fabulous lamb and beef. A number of Committee Members get their meat from them and have done for a while so we have worked with them to make our Members aware of what they offer as well. The following from Blue Coat Farm will give you a bit more information. Just mention PCG when you contact them to get your 10% discount. 

UPDATED: Membership Drive Launched for Pinewoods Conservation Group Fri, 2014-01-17 18:15

Updated 1st Feb 2014: Thank you to the 12 new members for January. Just another 88 to go to meet our 100 target for 2014.

The Pinewoods Conservation Group (PCG) has launched a membership drive for 2014. The Harrogate based charity, which promotes the maintenance and conservation of the area known as the Pinewoods situated between the Valley Gardens and Harlow Carr Gardens, is looking to double its members during the year.



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