Working Woodlands Project

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

Celebrating traditional woodland crafts. Watch experts in their crafts and have a go yourself!

We’ll have lots of different crafts on display, everything from pole-lathe turning and spoon carving to charcoal making and willow working. You can also have a go yourself using shave horses.

Wooden products, such as local charcoal, hazel products, carvings, spoons, and sculptures will be available to buy or order.

Throughout the day we will also be running guided walks into the woods

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.