Dec 13 2018

Coppicing Course at Spud Wood

Many thanks to everyone who came along to join in with our two day Introduction to Coppice Management course, which took place over last weekend. Delivered by tutor Don Atkinson, the first part of the course, based indoors at Lymm village hall, provided a fascinating...

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Dec 12 2018

Armistice Day Memorial Service at Thorn Wood

To commemorate the centenary of the signing of the Armistice in 1918, Weaverham Memorial Orchard Group held an Ecumenical Service of Remembrance at the Memorial Orchard, Thorn Wood on Thursday, 15th November 2018,  inviting other groups that work on this site to the service. The orchard group...

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Dec 12 2018

Smithills Update

Hello all It’s been a busy week or two here on Smithills Estate, here’s an update for you.   Thank you… Our project funder – the Heritage Lottery Fund – visited us last week and we were able to let them know that volunteers have contributed over 1100 hours...

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Dec 07 2018

Smithills Update Dec 7th 2018

Hello all Just one more event left for this year – the Wassailing Adventure on Sunday. What a busy year it has been! 41 events so far with 1399 attending across the year. We have 140 booked for Sunday, so (depending on how many brave the...

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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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Nov 20 2018

Autumn update on Owlet Wood

Hi everyone, well the long hot summer came and went, and we were luckier at the Owlets than some of the local forest and farmland in the context that we didn’t suffer any bad fires, although we did find evidence of a couple of portable...

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Nov 18 2018

Langton Wood Update

Thanks to all of our volunteers who came out to our Langton Wood site, in Redmarshall, near Stockton on Tees last week. The practical group met for a really useful day  removing young vegetation growth  from the old pond site in the woods. Next year...

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