Moor Pond Woods is an area of significant archaeological and ecological interest that lies to the west of the village, between Linby and Papplewick. The woods occupy the site of a system of ponds and channels that fed water to cotton mills in the 18th century. The site is accessible to the public via a network of surfaced paths.
This volunteer group aims to support the development and management of the Moor Pond Woods Project Area, and research it's history. Meetings are held at the Papplewick and Linby Village Hall on the last Wednesday evening of the month, at 7.30 pm. Working days are held when required. Anybody who supports the aims of the 'Friends' is welcome to attend.