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

Things to see and do

  • Nature Discovery Area

    The Nature Discovery Area at The Working Woodlands Centre is open for children to discover the natural world around them. Read more

  • Our Key Stage programmes

    We offer a range of Key Stage programmes aimed at engaging young people with their environment. Read more

  • Why we need volunteers

    Join our team of volunteers and help us to improve the environment for the benefit of all. Read more

  • Working Woodlands Centre

    The Working Woodlands Centre is the head office of The Greensand Trust located at the entrance to Maulden Woods and offers a Training and Education room and a smaller meeting room for hire - ideal for off-site meetings. We've plenty parking and can organise catering too! Read more

  • Pond dipping in Maulden Wood

    Volunteers have installed a pond dipping platform in Maulden Woods, which gives us access to study a different habitat. Read more

Events at the Working Woodlands Centre

  • Tree Health and Biosecurity Workshop

    Join the Forestry Commission and The Greensand Trust at the Working Woodlands Centre, Maulden Wood, for a free workshop on Tree Health and Biosecurity - a full day event with speakers from the Forestry Commission’s Tree Health Team. Read more

  • Greensand Trust Talk: Gardening for Wildlife

    Our volunteer Betty Cooke looks at the ways she has adapted areas of her garden to make them more attractive for wildlife by providing a variety of food and places to shelter. Read more

  • Bug Lab 2018 at Maulden Wood

    Our popular Bug Lab event returns to Maulden Wood this summer - a chance for you and your children to hunt for mini-beasts with experts on hand and do a fun bug-related craft activity. Read more