Forthcoming Events

Please note that there is a contribution of £2 per person for each event (unless otherwise stated, as sometimes other charges apply) to assist towards group costs. Bookings are via

Our meetings may take place out in the woods in all weathers. Appropriate footwear and clothing should be worn. Waterproof clothes and wellingtons or strong boots are advisable for such visits. A walking stick or poles may be useful. Please be aware of your health and safety at all times. Do not take risks that could put you or others in danger. Do not attempt to do anything that you do not feel confident about. Please follow instructions.

Dates fixed to date are as follows:

Saturday 9th March 2019 is our first event of 2019 This is  a hedge laying day  at Hawton Wood, Little Compton, map reference SP264305. This year we are concentrating on hedge laying and not doing any coppicing first. Mike Hartnell will be leading the day and it will be a good chance to consolidate any existing experience you have, but is also suitable for beginners. Tools are provided, though you are welcome to bring along your own.  Strong gloves are advisable. Tea/coffee and biscuits will be available from 10 a.m. with a 10.30 start to the session. Lunch will be served nearby and will consist of soup with roll, cake and tea/coffee. Toilet facilities will be available.

The donation for the day is £3 for Tree Wardens and £5 for others.

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When booking please state any dietary requirements.

Directions to Hawton Wood are as follows From the A44, Moreton-in-Marsh to Chipping Norton road, take the turning signposted for Little Compton (from Moreton direction first left after the garage, from Chipping Norton take the right turn at the second Little Compton road). Go past the Red Lion pub and straight on until a left turn signed “To the Church”. Turn left into Church Lane. At the end turn right. Follow this road until you reach a fork with a bench on a grassed corner. Take the left fork. Hawton Wood is just after a bend where the speed restriction ends. Signs will be in place at the wood.


Thursday 14th March 2019 -Orchard Day at Barton House, Cirencester Further details here soon.


Tuesday 9th April 2019 – Joint meeting with the Royal Forestry Societies Gloucestershire Division

SAPPERTON WOODLAND – By kind permission of The Right Honourable the Earl Bathurst

Based at Sapperton Village Hall (Tea/coffee and biscuits will be available from 10 a.m.). Our morning will be spent in Francombe Wood a short distance north of Sapperton to which we will transfer by car. We will consider the latest situation for local Ash and look at some of the less stricken species in the wood. We will return to the Village Hall for lunch,(please bring a packed lunch though tea, coffee and cake will be served ) before we have chance to explore in the nearby Overley/ Oakley Woods and hear about some of the work done by Butterfly Conservation Gloucestershire to manage habitat for the Pearl-bordered Fritillary.

Donation for the day is £2 per person

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Further additions will be made to this website in the coming weeks and any late changes, e.g. weather impacting on activities may also be added.