Downs Banks

A little wilderness of woodlands and heath in the heart of the Midlands

More about this place

Fly Agaric

Enjoy one of our walks 

Walkers of these two trails will find a secret valley, a wealth of wildlife, panoramic views, wonderful woodland and much more.

Downs Banks

Our work

The Lions Bridge

Building the Lions' Bridge 

Learn more about the construction of the wooden bridge that crosses the Downs Banks Brook.

Downs Banks

Get involved

Volunteers discussing the final position of a fence post

Become a volunteer 

Find out how our volunteers help care for the countryside at Downs Banks and how you can join the team.

Sloes growing in September

Sloe Gin 

Ranger Rod tells you how to make his favourite winter tipple.