Friends of Billy Wood
Friends of Billy Wood Activity Day - Why Not Join Us?
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The Friends of Billy Wood are a local community group based in Kippax, working to maintain and enhance Townclose Hills Local Nature Reserve for people and wildlife.  They work alongside Leeds City Council's Countryside & Access team, meeting monthly to carry out practical conservation work and also organising nature walks, surveys and open days on and around the site. 

Constituted In January 2004, with the support of Leeds City Council, the Friends of Billy Wood have been helping to care for, maintain and raise awareness of the site for the benefit of wildlife and local people. They meet each month to carry out practical conservation activities throughout the Nature Reserve and also have regular committee meetings.

If you would like to get involved please contact Pat Sammy(Chairman) on 0113 2862283, or email  

The group's emblem is a glow-worm: glow-worms can be spotted along the northern edge of the limestone grassland on summer evenings if you look carefully.  Limestone areas are rich in calcium, which is good for the snails that glow-worms like to eat. 

Biodiversity & Conservation in Leeds

If you would like to find out more about nature conservation in Leeds, and to download the Biodiversity Action Plan for Leeds please visit the Leeds City Council website at