Events Calendar

Small Woods offer an array of events throughout the year for members and non members. All of the events are free to members and £5 to non-members. For more information, or to book a place, please contact Rebecca Cork at rebeccacork@smallwoods.org.uk or 01952 432769.

30 April   Visit to Tom’s Wood, Northchapel

Paul Clabburn will show us how he manages his 4½-acre mixed woodland in Roundwyke Copse. Paul has recorded the position of many of the trees on a map, so he…
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6 May   Visit to Pen Y Castell, Powys

Pen y Castell is a 25 acre PAWS at 1,000 feet, clear-felled 20 years ago. See bluebells, and see what 20 years of regeneration and planting looks like, and the…
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6 May   Visit to Court Wood, Abergavenny

Court Wood is an 11-acre ASNW on the edge of the Black Mountains, South Wales. For three years Crucorney Environmental Group has coppiced, planted and thinned to diversify the woodland…
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10 May   Managing Ancient Woodlands for Ground Flora with Flora Locale, Buckinghamshire

The Small Woods Association is also proud to offer a selection of Flora Locale training courses at a discounted rate of £50 for Small Woods members. Pigotts Wood is an…
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14 May   Butterflies and Hazel Coppice with Neil Hulme, Clapham

Neil Hume, author and local expert on butterflies, will lead an afternoon examining hazel coppice coupes earmarked as re-introduction sites for the endangered Pearl-bordered Fritillary. Neil will also discuss coppice…
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20 May   Visit to Lambsquay Wood, Gloucestershire

Boasting unique limestone geology and ancient yew trees, this ASNW woodland is managed by John Payne and his brothers to supply their local community with firewood. It was also a…
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20 May   Visit to Rawhaw Wood, Northamptonshire

Hugh and Carolyn have kindly offered to give a guided tour of their 12ha ASNW woodland from which they manage their business ‘Hazel Wood Products’. Their 21 years of restoring…
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22 May   Woodland Ground Flora in New and Established Woods with Flora Locale, West Yorkshire

The Small Woods Association is also proud to offer a selection of Flora Locale training courses at a discounted rate of £50 for Small Woods members. Facilitator: Gordon Haycock, Haycock…
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28 May   Woodland Management for Birds with Nick Lear, Lewes

Two years ago we looked at butterflies in this stunning wood and their number exceeded our expectations; this year we will look at birds and Nick Lear will tell us…
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30 May   Woodland Flora Introduction and Identification with Flora Locale, Perthshire

The Small Woods Association is also proud to offer a selection of Flora Locale training courses at a discounted rate of £50 for Small Woods members. Facilitators: Carol Crawford and…
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3 June   Visit to Hurdlands Copse, Dunsfold

John Mitchison has managed this is 6.5ha ASNW wood of for the last 15 years. He now has a 10-year management plan over several compartments for coppicing and thinning. He…
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4 June   Visit to Castor Haglands, Peterborough

With an army of dedicated volunteers, this event will show how ancient woodland and traditional crafts can be preserved by a thriving community group. The morning will give a tour…
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18 June   Visit to Nant-Y-Bedd, Abergavenny

This event offers a unique insight into a beautiful 6.5 acres of woodland and garden, a blend of the wild and the tame, managed by Sue and Ian Mabberley. Over…
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12 July   Managing woodlands to improve biodiversity and sustainability with Flora Locale, Wetherby, Yorkshire

The Small Woods Association is also proud to offer a selection of Flora Locale training courses at a discounted rate of £50 for Small Woods members. Facilitators : Melanie Smith,…
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19 July   Managing Woodlands for Pollinators and Sustainability with Flora Locale, Chippenham, Wiltshire

Facilitator: Tim Gatfield, the Cherry Wood Project*   This course is designed for woodland owners and managers who want to manage their woods while promoting biodiversity. We will look at…
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22 July   Visit to Berry Wood, West Sussex

A tour of this unique Ancient Semi-Natural Woodland and Site of Nature Conservation Interest will be conducted by its owners, Philip and Pamela Glyn. The morning will be spent examining…
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22 July   Visit to Coed Pedr, Powys

At the foot of the Brecon Beacons,  Coed Pedr was a neglected, 5 acre conifer wood with some mature oak and other deciduous trees, planted as a commercial wood in…
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2 September   Visit to Lambsquay Wood

Boasting unique limestone geology and ancient yew trees, this ASNW woodland is managed by John Payne and his brothers to supply their local community with firewood. It was also a…
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