Claire Green from the North region
Jan 16 2018

Meet Claire

My name is Claire Green. I work in the Northern region as Volunteering Development Officer. I am there as the main point in the North for all volunteering issues and to act as a voice to ensure your voice is heard at a national level....

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Group of volunteers on a hillside
Jan 16 2018

Northern networking events for 2018

Networking events have been planned for the following locations:   Cheshire & Merseyside Woodland Trust Volunteer Network Day, Risley Moss Nature Reserve, Birchwood, Warrington , 9.30am – 3.30pm,  Sat. 3rd February 2018.   Durham & Northumberland Woodland Trust Volunteer Networking Day Beamish Museum, near Gateshead, Sat 24th March 9.30am –...

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Practising first aid outdoors
Jan 15 2018

Outdoor first aid training

Volunteers from throughout the north have been giving up their weekends to come along and take part in a two day outdoor first aid qualification to support the work of our practical woodland working groups throughout the region. Delivered by Lancashire First Aid, the course...

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Two smiling volunteers holding up a bowsaw
Jan 15 2018

Big clear out at Spud wood

A big clear up was carried out recently at Spud Wood in Lymm by Woodland Trust volunteers, supported by management staff from the Bridgewater Canal Company and their contractors. Members of the Friends of Spud Wood spent more than 35 hours clearing and chipping brash...

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Volunteer group members posing with tools
Jan 15 2018

Sibsey wood inaugural meeting

Ever made a promise at a dinner party, then woken up the next day thinking, ‘Oh god I’m going to have to go through with this’. Yes, me too. Quite recently. In this case I said I’d see if I could find a little community...

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Jan 15 2018

Hedley Hall woodland day

Volunteers of the Hedley Hall Woodland Group gathered at the Hedley Hall Wood, near Gateshead for a coppicing day in the glorious sunshine. The wood is an attractive mosaic of ancient woodland, glade and peat bog including Ridley Gill, a 9-hectare ancient woodland Site of...

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Jan 15 2018

Smithills volunteers visit Skipton Castle Woods

Jess Britch, Smithills Estate Ranger joined 15 volunteers from Smithills in a day out meeting with fellow volunteers from Skipton Castle Woods. Volunteers were welcomed by Visitor Experience Officer Hazel Birdsall-Singer and Lead Volunteer Andrew Powell at the Skipton Woods site. The visit was extremely...

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