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Parish Wood

The Parish Wood is located on the North side of the town, at the rear of Sycamore Avenue.

This community woodland was created by Filey Bird Observatory Group in 1996 on land leased from Filey Town Council. Over 3000 trees of eight species were planted by local volunteers and paths were provided through the eastern (public) part of the wood. The western sector is fenced off as a sanctuary area and is used as a ringing station by the East Yorkshire Ringing Group.

As with the adjoining Old Tip to the north, this area formed part of the town refuse tip, and as such possesses a substrate unsuited to most plant growth; despite this, however, most trees thrive (though there are patches of less vigorous growth). Clumps of oak, ash and beech are reaching a reasonable size and an under story is developing , bringing breeding opportunities for an increasing range of birds and wildlife.

Filey Bird Observatory Group continue to maintain this habitat for birds and wildlife.