Alderney Community Woodland

Community woodland - hawthorn and conifers

©Joshua Copping - ACW 

Birch sapling

©Joshua Copping - birch sapling

Sycamore leaves from below

©Joshua Copping - through the leaves

10,000 Native trees planted
2 percent of Alderney with tree cover
20 Collaborative stakeholders and groups
The landscape and features of the Alderney Community Woodland is the result of many thousand of years of human activity on the island. Historic features, built heritage and a variety of habitats and wildlife come together in this 17 hectare area to create a unique and diverse landscape. Planting this woodland will double Alderney's native, broadleaf tree cover as the ACW now encompasses 2% of the island.


Alderney Community Woodland, Les Rochers, Alderney
A static map of Alderney Community Woodland

Know before you go

17 hectares

Entry fee

No fee

Parking information

Parking at the bunker off Les Rochers or by Blanchards


Some paths at the top of the woodland are wheelchair friendly but steep slopes and narrow paths make lower trails inaccessible 


Under effective control


Picnic area
Accessible trails

When to visit

Opening times

Always open

Best time to visit

April - September

About the reserve

The ACW is a focus for local community and wildlife. Our aim is to create a large and centralised woodland habitat with native broadleaved trees rich in wildlife, sustainably managed for the benefit of the local community and providing educational and recreational facilities.

The ACW is situated on States of Alderney land, and is currently managed by the AWT in partnership with two tenants and a number of closely involved groups, societies and businesses. The main Woodland Bunker is also a classroom and meeting space available on request by any community group.

We also hope in the long-term to keep traditional woodland skills (such as greenwood turning) alive and produce good quality greenwood products from the site.   

Contact us

Contact number: 01481 822 935


ACW guide