Following completion of the Tarvin south-western bypass in 1987, a screened open space was left alongside the road approximately 1 kilometre in length.
The space sits between the A51 and existing housing and the village primary school, which has direct access via a gate. A bridleway also runs along the road boundary.
In 1997, after four years of negotiation with the Highways Agency, a licence to use the land as a public amenity was granted to Tarvin Parish Council. A sub-committee was appointed to create the woodland amenity at no cost to the council.
Today, the Tarvin Community Woodland Trust manages a 13 acre / 5 hectare site. The Trust website contains a wealth of detail and can be accessed here.