News and what’s on at Wilderness Wood


We are rattling along with the frame and rafters for the new wood-house opposite the cafe – nearly ready to start using all those chestnut shingles that many of you have helped us make.  Two more weddings on September 8th and 15th when the wood is closed to all other visitors and members – but open again on the Sundays at 9am.

LUCY’S LITTLE  FOREST SCHOOL weekly groups will restart in September including a new group for toddlers on Tuesdays: contact for more information.

GREEN WOOD WORKING COURSES for home educated children will be running on Thursdays starting from September 20th:

STEWARDSHIP SATURDAY on Saturday 6th October is the last of 2018 – come and help us seed the meadow in Bat Park.  And at 5pm, Emily will give a talk about her PhD research which is nearly finished.  Certainly ready for input from members of the wood!  Title:  ‘Building a community together’: the meanings of manual work and outdoor play at Kilquhanity and Wennington Schools 1940 to today.

WORKING-WITH-WOOD-DAY on Friday 26th October – – members are invited to join the home-team for a day of creativity in the woods – including making woody products for the Christmas market and preparations for our member’s winter solstice event on 21st December.

FUNGI FORAYS with the previous owner of the wood, Anne Yarrow.  Various dates in October are up on the website.

WOOD CARVING AND WITHY DEER MAKING this autumn with the wonderful artist and teacher – Martin Brockman.