Discover Denefields

Denefields is made up of two ancient fields crossed by footpaths, situated on a slope just above the town centre of Matlock. Protected from urban development these meadowlands and hedgerows host an abundance of native plant species and wildlife. Discover Denefields aims to promote community involvement in preserving the natural character of the site and to increase opportunities for public enjoyment and appreciation of its heritage.

The Role of Volunteer Rangers

Regular volunteer activities will be held on site. You can choose how often you want to be involved and work at a pace that suits your ability.

Activities will include

Planting trees, shrubs and bulbs Hedgerow laying Enhancing entrance ways Cleaning up ‘grot spots’ Creating wildlife habitats Clearing scrub Establishing wild flowers Organising community events Training, materials, protective clothing and equipment will be provided.

Benefiting You

Benefiting the Environment

Become active and healthy Preserve ancient meadowland
Have fun and meet new people Protect wildlife habitat
Learn about the environment Learn new skills
Enhance bio-diversity

Benefiting the Community

Together we can create cleaner, safer outdoor spaces that can be enjoyed and used by all the community.

Volunteer Specification

Are you over 18 years old? Responsible and reliable? Enjoy working as part of a team? Are willing and able to do a range of activities? Have consideration for the health and safety of yourself and other people?


Gary Wain Projects Officer Telephone: 07866 678048

Discover Denefields is a community development project delivered by Groundwork Creswell, Ashfield and Mansfield in partnership and on behalf of Matlock Town Council