Working Woodlands The Working Woodlands project aims to protect, enhance and promote the woodlands of the Greensand Ridge for their biodiversity, heritage and recreational value, their role in the landscape, as providers of ecosystem services, and as part of the rural economy. Main objectives of the project are to: better understand our local woodlands, their importance, the challenges they face and possible solutions raise awareness of the importance of our local woodlands and their management and encourage people to visit and enjoy them responsibly promote the beneficial and sustainable management of our local woodlands continue to develop the Working Woodlands Centre as a base for training, education and visiting Maulden Wood, and as a focus for woodland initiatives on the Greensand Ridge About the centre Facilities Find us Training courses Events News Learning activities Venue Hire Support What's going on Woodland Crafts Day Come to a celebration of traditional and contemporary woodland crafts - watch experts or have a go yourself! As part of National Coppice Week 2019 we'll have demonstrations of traditional woodland crafts such as pole-lathe turning, charcoal making and spoon carving, and the chance for you to have a go at hurdle making using a shave horse, cleaving wood and working with willow. Wooden products such as local charcoal, woven goods, carvings, spoons, sculptures and milled timber will be available to buy or order. You can have a go at: Using a shave horse Cleaving Working with willow Hurdle-making See demonstrations of: Pole-lathe turning Besom broom making Spoon carving Charcoal making Wood carving Wood sculpting Saw-milling Free to attend (donations are always welcome!) – just turn up! Children are welcome but must be supervised all times – some activities will be unsuitable for them. We have ample parking available onsite for £1. This event is made possible thanks to The Greensand Country Landscape Partnership, led by the Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity and The Greensand Trust, and is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. It is made possible by National Lottery players; without them we couldn’t fund the project.