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Words from the Woods October 2014

16th October 2014

What a lovely summer we've all had with the sun shining. After enjoying some family time together we came back straight into our woodland and carving courses. Projects over the next month include living willow structures in Carnforth and an exciting schools art project in partnership with RSPB & Cumbria Wildlife Trust at Foulshaw Moss. Then looking forward to an autumn of coppicing, carving and crisp mornings in the woods... best wishes, Gareth and Ro… read more

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Living Willow at RSPB

18th March 2014

We've been having fun with various school creating beautiful willow and hazel structures at Leighton Moss.… read more

woodland-explorer

Woodland Explorer Week Tuesday 27th - Friday 30th August 2014

2nd June 2013

An exciting and fun four day woodland experience for 8 - 14 yr olds. The days will be an inspiring mix of bushcraft, greenwood carving, fire lighting, natural arts and crafts, woodland games, shelter building, storytelling and adventure.… read more

On TV

We’re going to be on TV!

2nd June 2013

We had an exciting visit from a film crew on one of our Bushcraft camping courses last week! They were filming for a 20 part series due to be broadcast on ITV in the Autumn following the rangers from six National Trust properties around Britain (incl. Sizergh Estate).… read more

Straw and sky

“I’ll huff and I’ll puff” - Strawbale building with schools!

4th February 2013

Woodmatters ran a strawbale building workshop with Key Stage 1 inspired by 'the Alternative Three Little Pigs Story' where the wolf is actually nice and friendly!… read more

Fell Care Day

Fell Care Day Fun

30th October 2012

Friends of the Lake District and Windermere Reflections pull together a grand day out!… read more

fallen apples

Crisp and Beautiful Apple Day at Acorn Bank

14th October 2012

We had a fantastic day up at the National Trust's Acorn Bank demonstrating spoon carving to the several thousand people who came and enjoyed the brilliantly organised Apple Day and lovely sunshine!… read more

Yan

Greenwood Fairs come rain or…well, grey cloud!

5th October 2012

Woodmatters has enjoyed meeting, demonstrating and letting people have a go at greenwood carving at Sizergh Greenwood Fair and Grizedale Forest Discovery Day… read more

selside-school

Selside School Success - 2 days of living in the woods lighting fires and sleeping out

19th July 2012

9 children had an amazing time in the woods, learning how to light fires, whittle wood and make their own impressive shelter to sleep in.… read more

bench-and-stool

Rustic Bench and Stool Making… “should be available on prescription!”

18th June 2012

A fantastic day in the Woodland Workshop where everyone transformed a pile of wood into gorgeous benches to take pride of place in their homes. Summed up wonderfully by this course participant's comment...… read more