Jul 22 2020

Hackfall in Autumn

A massive thanks to volunteer photographer, David Rodway, who has forwarded us this wonderful short film of Hackfall in autumn. Situated in a steep sided gorge and cutting through primarily rolling pasture, Hackfall is a semi-natural ancient woodland, near Masham, North Yorkshire. This stunning woodland has Grade...

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Feb 24 2020

Footpath improvements at Nidd Gorge

Thanks to all of our Nidd Gorge practical volunteers who braved the weather last week to help undertake footpath improvements at the site. The group, led by Sam Walker from Harrogate Borough Council,  managed to dodge the worst of the weather. However it was muddy...

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May 21 2019

Northern Region Volunteer Day

Recently Ripley Castle, near Harrogate, North Yorkshire hosted a motley crew of Woodland Trust volunteers in their lovely tower conference room. Ripley Castle is a Grade I listed 14th-century country house in Ripley, North Yorkshire, England, 3 miles north of Harrogate set among extensive gardens...

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Feb 06 2019

Introduction to Coppicing Course

Thanks to all our hardy volunteers who joined us at Millfields Wood, Easingwold, last weekend for a fantastic weekend 'Introduction to Coppicing' course, lead by professional coppice worker and member of Leeds Coppice Workers, Tom Coxhead. Volunteers gained an insight about the practicalities and techniques involved in...

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Nov 20 2018

Skipton Castle Woods Volunteer Update

Thank you to everyone who has given their time over the past few weeks, including those who joined our Dry Stone Walling Day on Sat 27th October. All very much appreciated, thank you.   I am conscious that we are heading into a busy time of year...

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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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