Events Calendar

Small Woods offer an array of events throughout the year for both members and non-members. These range from visits to members woodlands to meet and greets at shows across the UK. A full range of upcoming events can be found in the calendar below with categories as follows:

Members Woodland visits: Members are given the opportunity to visit other members woodlands, to share knowledge and experience.

Shows: Meet and Greets: A chance for us to spread the word about the Small Woods Association to the wider world, an opportunity for staff to catch up with members, and for you to come along to discuss anything you would like with Small Woods Staff. We are also always looking for volunteers to come along and help, just email or ring Sonia if you are interested.

This years Meet and Greets:

The Royal Bath and West 28th -30th May

The Monmouthshire Show 4th July

The Royal Welsh Show 20th -23rd July

The Surrey Hills Woodfair 12th – 13th September

APF 24th -26th September

WoodsMeet: WoodsMeets are a relatively new type of event for members, presenting a chance  to meet one another and exchange views and also to input to the wider work being done by the Association on members behalf.

Other Visits: Throughout the year a number of other visits will be taking place including visits to community woodlands, demonstrations, woodland businesses and more. Keep an eye on our Events Calendar below.

For more information, or to book a place, please contact Sonia at or 01952 432769.

Please note if you are booked in for an event full details about the day will be emailed to you two weeks before.


22 February   Charcoal Making, Wernbrake Wood, Monmouthshire

Charcoal making demonstration and discussion at Wernbrake Woodland in Monmouthshire. Come and help make some charcoal with professional wood collier Joe Weaver. Be prepared to get dirty as we excavate…
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25 February   Managing Ash Dieback, Kilndown Village Hall, Cranbrook, Kent

The Small Woods Association and the Forestry Commission have joined forces to bring you an informative and useful event in west Kent to learn about ash dieback and to discuss…
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27 February   Meeting legislation for small scale firewood producers and users, The National Forest

Further information and date to be confirmed shortly 10am – 3pm, lunch will be provided To book a place please email Sonia on or phone on 01952 432769

1 March   Tree Health Workshop, The National Forest

Please note the date of this event is still to be confirmed. A Biosecurity Officer from the Forestry Commissions Plant Health Team will be leading a workshop covering a variety of current…
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5 March   Small Woodland and Shelterbelts: Design and Management

Crookston Farm, Heriot, Scotland Scotland is a windy country and shelter is highly desirable, especially on a livestock farm.   How do you design for shelter from scratch?   Or perhaps there…
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13 March   Valuing & Managing Veteran Trees, The National Forest

This event was developed as part of the VETree project (European project across five countries, see for details). Training will be delivered through a combination of presentations, group exercises and field…
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14 March   Introduction to Practical Native Woodland Management

The event is being held at Cashel, the Royal Scottish Forestry Society’s own forest  in the heart of the Loch Lomond National Park. This is a practical day for those…
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21 March   Woodland Restoration joint event with Woodland Trust – Great Heron Wood, Kennardington, Kent

Prior to the 20th Century, most of Britain’s ancient woodlands were “working woods” which were regularly coppiced for charcoal or firewood as part of the local economy. This kept the trees in…
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29 March   Archaeology Walk – Southborough Common, Kent

How do you confidently identify a medieval wood bank, lynchett or a charcoal platform? Woodland archaeologist and surveyor Dr Nicola Bannister will lead us on an historic landscape walk of…
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18 April   Photos in the Forest, Forest of Dean

A walk in The Forest of Dean with a professional photographer. Please note this date is still to be confirmed, more information to follow soon. To book a place please…
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25 April   Spring Wild Edibles Walk in East Sussex with forager/author Geoff Dann

More information to follow shortly To book a place please email Sonia on or phone on 01952 432769

2 May   Community woodland management – Church Wood, East Sussex

 What’s it like to manage a woodland as part of a team of enthusiasts? Robin Goldsmith and colleagues will show us around delightful Church Wood, a small semi-natural ancient site…
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24 May   Rawhaw Wood. Northamptonshire

Celebrating 25 years of managing Rawhaw Wood, Hugh and Carolin have kindly invited Small Woods members to witness spring blooming in their Northamptonshire ancient woodland. Discover what it takes to…
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30 May   Woodland visit – Upper and Lower Harding woods, Somerset

Somerset has three AONB areas, of which The Blackdown Hills is the smallest and latest. Guy initially acquired  7.5 acres of deciduous woodland high on the escarpment in 2013. Followed by the…
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6 June   Working Profitably With Nature

Redlingfield Wood 10am – 4:30pm Bring a packed lunch, tea and coffee will be provided.

27 June   Managing a Wood for Dormice

Heather and Rodney will describe how they manage their 14-acre woodland for dormice, dormouse ecology and the National Dormouse Monitoring Programme. Find out how dormice don’t just like hazel, but…
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11 July   Managing woodlands for butterflies. Northamptonshire

Following the successful reintroduction of the chequered skipper butterfly to Rockingham Forest, Butterfly Conservation and Small Woods have teamed up to demonstrate how to manage woodlands for butterflies. More details…
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