to 9 May

Woodland to Workshop Course 2019

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7th-9th May 2019

Whitney Sawmill & Joinery Workshop, Whitney-on-Wye, Herefordshire

An innovative course linking ‘tree growers with wood users’, to broaden horizons and raise awareness by educating participants from the forest through to the workshop and beyond.

Supported by knowledgeable practitioners and eminent speakers from the industry.

Based in the woodland, timber yard, sawmill and joinery workshop.

Numbers will be restricted to enable a ‘hands on’ and highly interactive approach, ensuring a learning opportunity of enduring quality.

Some subsidised places will be available to deserving and committed individuals.

For further information and an application form please contact:
Woodland Heritage
PO Box 168, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 1XQ
Tel: 01428 652159

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9:00 am09:00

TRADA's Better Timber Buildings Conference

Woodland Heritage is pleased to endorse TRADA’s Better Timber Buildings conference on the 15th November, 2018 at the Royal Geographical Society, London.

We are pleased to be able to offer WH members a discounted rate to this event.

£89.00 - Early bird rate until 12/10/2018 (normally £109)
£99.00 - Standard rate from 13/10/2018 (normally £119)

It is set to be a interesting one-day conference focused on inspiring and improving timber's competitive advantage by learning from TRADA members collective experience and an inspirational day out for Woodland Heritage members interested in designing amazing structures in timber.

The day will involve four central sessions and also actual case studies offering practical hands-on guidance where high-performance is critical.

To get the discounted rate, please opt for the TRADA member option, and your membership details will be checked by TRADA following payment.

Visit the TRADA website to find out more details about the programme of events.

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10:00 am10:00

Visit to Boatbuilders - Peter Freebody & Co


Please join Woodland Heritage for a half-day visit to Peter Freebody & Co., Boatbuilders of the Thames for over 300 years.

We will visit the workshops of this long-established firm specialising in the construction, repair and restoration of traditional river craft including the iconic Slipper and Riva Launches. Our visit will follow the progress made by one of the workshop’s most important raw materials – wood – from its arrival in the yard, through the hands of the team of skilled craftsmen, to the exquisite finished article.


Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment!
Cost: £15 per person

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to 27 Aug

Celebration of Craftsmanship & Design


Woodland Heritage will return and encourage more craftspeople to use timber grown in Britain at the 2018 event which runs from 18 to 27 August at Thirlestaine Long Gallery, Cheltenham.

The Best Use of British Timber Award at Celebration of Craftsmanship & Design (CCD) exhibition has been kindly and successfully sponsored by Woodland Heritage (WH) for the past few years.

CCD is the largest selling exhibition of bespoke contemporary fine furniture by small designer-maker workshops in the UK and sees around 300 exhibits from over 70 workshops displayed in Cheltenham every August from across the UK, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. CCD was established to support these small furniture workshops 24 years ago by providing a relatively cost efficient opportunity to exhibit and sell their work. The event is attended each year by over 2,000 visitors from across the country who have a passion for,  and often great knowledge of, craftsmanship and wood.

For more information please visit

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to 23 Jun

Woodland Heritage Field Weekend and AGM 2018


Our weekend promises to be diverse, commencing with an afternoon visit to The Seed Unit and the outlying Clonal Orchards of Forestart Ltd the premier supplier of quality tree, shrub and wildflower seeds, based in the UK, on the Shropshire and Staffordshire borders

A full day will also be spent at Norbury Park Estate’s young woodlands and Sawmill with an introduction to the research and a site visit to the Birmingham Institute of Forestry Research’s (BIFor) Free-Air Carbon Dioxide Enrichment (FACE) experiment, set in mature, un-managed, temperate woodlands. An optional late afternoon visit to the outlying Jubilee Wood plantation is also planned.

Our final day will be spent at the beautiful and historic Weston Park which is set in more than 1,000 acres of park landscaped by Capability Brown and given to the nation in 1986 by the 7th Earl of Bradford, with the support of the National Heritage Memorial Fund. The 17th-century Hall is a Grade I listed building and retains its art collection with over 30,000 objects, and is open to the public. Several other features of the estate, such as the orangery and the Stable block, are Grade II listed and so there will much to see and enjoy

Our Field Weekends are very popular and numbers will be restricted.

Members will receive priority over others on a ‘first come first served’ basis. For further information or to book a place, please contact

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