Oct 24 2018

Thorn Wood Update

Thanks to everyone who came along and joined us for a really useful day last week out at Thorn Wood, near Northwich. Thankfully the weather held and smiled on us and we were able to enjoy a pleasant and productive autumnal day in the woods....

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Oct 23 2018

Dry Stone Walling at Castle Hills Wood

Well done to our hardy volunteers who turned out despite the pouring rain for our two day dry stone walling course at Castle Hills Wood, Castleside last weekend, for a really useful and instructive couple of days. Thanks to Dave and Peter, tutors for the...

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Oct 22 2018

Skipton Castle Woods Lantern Event

On Saturday 6th October, 500 happy lantern walkers descended on Skipton Castle Woods for the wood’s fifth Willow Lantern Walk.  This year the route included an extra mile of woodland and for the first time included the grounds of Skipton Castle.  Skipton is a woodland with...

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Sep 24 2018

Diptera surveys at Smithills

Every morning offers something different at the Smithills Estate. If you are wondering what Phil is doing in these pictures he is surveying diptera (flies). He's been studying Smithills diptera for years. Over the next months and years we'll be looking at species on the fire-damaged...

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Sep 19 2018

Skipton Castle Woods Summer Update

Its’s been a while since we have updated you on the activity at Skipton Castle Woods, one of the trusts Visitor Experience Destination Sites. The Skipton Project Team has been busy progressing the interpretation plan, visitor experience design plan and engagement plan since January -...

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Sep 04 2018

Look what we’ve done!

Hey all, take a look at what  we've done! Down at Sibsey Wood, the hazels we coppiced over the winter are regrowing merrily despite the odd nibble by deer and bunnies. These are pictures site manager James Jesson took about a week ago, showing how much the hazel...

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Aug 22 2018

Owlet Wood Update

Hello everyone, summer update on the Owlets plantation nature reserve. Well the summer season started off with some expensive repairs after someone decided to relieve the reserve of two of its kissing gates and 40 foot of fencing, all taken during the night and at weekends,...

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Aug 21 2018

Tree pests & diseases course

The first two weekends in August saw training on identifying common tree pests and diseases take place across the north of England for volunteers.   This is part of a  training programme of practical courses being run across the region this year, aimed at improving knowledge, skills and...

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