Words from the Woods Nov 2019

14th November 2019

Hope you are all set for some lovely wintery days to come.This time of year marks a shift for us into practical woodland work as we welcome new Woodshare Members, creating living willow structures, and gathering materials for the year to come. We've got some exciting new schools sessions planned and continuing to share our love of carving greenwood and camping out in the wishes Gareth and Ro… read more


Words from the Woods December 2018

13th December 2018

Words from the Woods ... to keep you in touch with all the amazing things happening in the woods and beyond We've had a lovely few months in the woods, teaching, learning, sharing special times and enjoying exploring traditional skills with a great mix of people. Hope you all have a great festive season.. . best wishes Gareth and Ro… read more

Big problems

Words from the Woods July 2018

11th July 2018

We've been super busy since we got back in January with coppicing contracts, Woodshare, Full Cycle, environmental arts projects, woodland camps and carving courses with 100s of people coming and enjoying all manner of fun in the woods. Its good to be back in native British woodland and enjoying what the seasons bring... best wishes Gareth and Ro… read more

Hazel Flower

Words From the Woods July 2017

31st July 2017

Many of you know that we're excited to be going on our long awaited family sabbatical to South East Asia until christmas. There will still be lots of exciting things happening in the woods. James Mitchell will be running bowl, bench and spoon carving courses and Debs Fletcher will be running the stone age sessions for schools. We'll be back and raring to go at christmas with Woodshare, coppicing, greenwood courses, school sessions and firewood. See below for how to book things while we are away ... . best wishes Gareth and Ro… read more

Woodland Explorer

Watch this film to be inspired…explore the woods :)

26th July 2017

Dom Bush at Land and Sky Media has just made this great film about our Woodland Explorer course… read more

Kelly Kettle

Words from the Woods November 2016

22nd November 2016

The leaves are dropping and with it comes the beginning of the coppice and Woodshare season. We're spending time in the woods with schools exploring, creating, time travelling and more.... There's plenty of greenwood carving courses coming up for adults wanting to create beautiful things... . best wishes Gareth and Ro… read more

Hammock camp

Words from the Woods March 2016

20th March 2016

How lovely to see the sun and the snow in the last few weeks. There's lots going on in the woods, trees are budding and flowers popping up. We're really excited about the next few months with lots of camping out and exploring the woods... . best wishes Gareth and Ro… read more

Mosaic Champions

Words from the Woods December 2015

20th November 2015

Whoop whoop the coppicing and Woodshare season has started. Its really good to be out working in the woods even though its been a tiny bit damp! This time of year marks a change of pace for us. We're still exploring the woods with school and community groups and running our greenwood carving courses at the Footprint but the emphasis has shifted to much more practical coppicing and firewood. The seasonal flow is one of the things we love about our work... . best wishes Gareth and Ro… read more

Lake district

Words from the Woods May 2015

20th May 2015

The bluebells have been amazing in the last few weeks while we've been enjoying lots of woodland camps with families and local schools, in hammocks and under shelters. If you fancy spending a night in the woods get in touch... best wishes Gareth and Ro… read more