Elba Park

Elba Park is an attractive Country Park in Sunderland. It is quickly establishing itself as a haven for wildlife. It’s a popular place for people to enjoy the natural world.

The site is owned by the Land Trust and managed by Groundwork. Its home to original pieces of artwork. These commemorate the site’s industrial and mining heritage.

Pegswood Community Park

Groundwork North East & Cumbria manage Pegswood Community Park on behalf of the Banks Group who own the site. The Park is made up of three closely connected sites (Phases 1, 2, & 3) totalling 41.4 hectares and comprising a range of habitats with an abundance of flora & fauna: there are areas of immature woodland, ancient woodland, meadow areas, a lake, nutrient poor wildflower areas, wild scrub areas, pond/scrape areas and hedgerows. Spread across the three sites is a network of paths for the enjoyment of site users. Most of these paths are established, lined paths, but some are also informal.

New To Nature

New to Nature offered new, full-time, temporary work placements in nature and landscape organisations across the UK, aiming to increase diversity and enrich the environmental sector.

Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund to mark the Queen’s platinum jubilee, the programme will run until September 2024 and provide paid work placements for at least 95 people, targeting young people from diverse backgrounds to undertake a range of environmental roles.