Archive for July, 2010

Four Winds lease runs out | 30th Jul, 2010

The Four Winds Inspiration Centre is unfortunately having to close.  The lease on their ‘Woodyard’ in Inverleith Park is ending and the Edinburgh council needs the land back.

Established in 1998, the Environmental Education & Craft based Charity,  is a grass roots organisation, working for the benefit of present and future generations

They have been providing  a platform for positive community action & interaction in relation to important social and environmental issues.

If you had considered joining one of their courses, but never got round to it, now is the time to get in touch!  Further details about the group and the remaining courses can be found on their website

Free family arts day | 24th Jul, 2010

The Woodland Trust are running another free event at Brede High woods.

Free family arts day

Free family arts day

For more information visit the Woodland Trust website, or download the flyer.

Bodgefest 2010 – Saturday 4th September | 18th Jul, 2010

Dunnottar Bodgers Group invite family and friends to a picnic in the woods. A chance to find out about woodland crafts, get a little hands-on perhaps, see local artists work and sit back round the camp fire and enjoy live music and children’s entertainments.

Bodgefest logo

Bodgefest 2010

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Woodland Management and tree ID – Malvern | 15th Jul, 2010

Many thanks go to Nigel and Elaine for elucidating us with their experiences of their first SWOG meeting and for the fantastic photographs which accompanies the piece.

As well as feedback from the ‘official’ SWOG meets, we  are always happy to publish articles about your own woodlands and what you’ve been up to in them, even better if you have some photographs, just email your contributions to me, [email protected] or sarah, [email protected] .uk  for inclusion in the monthly news letter.

Small Woodland Owner’s Group meet at Ravenshill Woodland Reserve, Worcestershire 11 July 2010

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National Forest Wood Fair | 11th Jul, 2010

The National Forest Wood Fair takes place on Monday 30 August at Beacon Hill Country Park in Leicestershire, just off the M1, junction 22 or 23.

Cross cutting race

Cross Cutting race - Photo Courtesy of Christopher Beech; copyright the National Forest Company

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myForest – Online woodland management website | 07th Jul, 2010

The Sylva Foundation has launched a new web-based service that aims to support the mapping and sustainable management of woodlands, and provides a platform for marketing products from local woodlands.

The myForest website

The myForest website

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Family bushcraft days | 04th Jul, 2010

Calling all Bear Grylls and Ray Mears fans. Get out in the woods near Battle in East Sussex on Sat July 17th. 10-3pm with survival experts Sunrise Bushcraft and the Woodland Trust.

There are also bushcraft days happening at Hargate forest near Tunbridge Wells, click here for details


Squirrel - a pest to woodland owners but a treat for bushcrafters!

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