Feb 24 2020

Coppicing and Hedgelaying at Spud Wood

The hardworking volunteers from the Spud Wood woodland working group have been busy throughout the winter months coppicing hazel and laying an old thorn hedge that runs through the site. A dedicated band of them, led by volunteer leader Nick Storer, have been working most...

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Aug 11 2019

Spud Wood Trail Races

The Lymm Runners in Cheshire have just completed their annual trail races around Spud Wood. The proceeds from the events come to us and site manager Neil Oxley was there to collect the cheque along with Jo Yellen, group leader for the Spud wood volunteer...

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Feb 12 2019

Hedgelaying at Spud Wood

Volunteers joined  tutor  Damon Peacock this weekend for an introduction to the techniques and skills of hedgelaying.   Despite the occasional hail showers, volunteers from Friends of Spud Wood spent a fantastic couple of days at the Spud Wood site, getting to grips with the tools and...

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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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May 03 2018

All about Spud Wood…

Spud Wood in Oughtrington, Lymm, is a 17.22 hectare woodland which was planted in 1998/99 as part of the Woodland Trust’s "Woods On Your Doorstep" millennium project. Its name was suggested by local school children through a competition, and is a reminder of its historic use...

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Mar 28 2018

A Busy Winter at Spud wood

It has been a busy winter in Spud Wood, Cheshire.  The wood allotment group has been opening up some of the more densely planned areas to let in more light which also provides some wood fuel. Now at the end of the season the group...

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