Events Calendar

Postponement of Events 

Please note we have taken the decision to postpone all member visits and events until the Coronavirus pandemic has eased and it is safe to head back out to the woods! However, we are developing some innovative ways for members to come together digitally to help keep everyone connected so please keep your eyes on our website news and Facebook pages.

All the best and keep safe


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.


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   Member Event: Elf Cup Wood

Barry and Bev are the current custodians of 6 1/2 acres of ancient semi-natural deciduous woodland in Hampshire. Part of the larger Lower Court Wood, it gets its name from…
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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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11 July   Ancient Woodland Rescue

Cages Wood Dodds Green farm, Bury St Edmunds Cages Wood is a 2.5 hectare ancient mixed woodland , a county wildlife site, which is in serious trouble due to the…
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