Free 'Demonstration Woodland Open' Day - Wood Education Programme (WEP) - FULLY BOOKED

Saturday 8 February 2014, 11.00am - 4.00pm

The Wood Education Programme (WEP) is a charity that provides local people with educational access to woodlands

Working in partnership with Cumbria Woodlands, WEP has created an online database of ‘Demonstration Woodlands’ aimed at woodland owners who have an idea about how they’d like to manage their wood, but are looking for some guidance and practical, ‘real-life’ examples. The Demonstration Woodland owners will be available to contact to arrange a visit, and WEP will be organising a number of open days at selected sites, which will be free to attend, and open to all.

Date:  Saturday 8th February: 11am-4pm

Title and Venue: Small wood coppicing by hand – Work Day: Oaks Wood, Cowan Head, Nr. Burneside.

Edward and Romola Acland have been sensitively managing this small woodland for 20 years. They have returned a neglected farm woodland into a thriving and productive habitat that supplies them with firewood and an endless supply of useful, coppiced materials…and they do it all by hand! The work day will start with a tour of the wood and an explanation of how it has been managed, and will also include tuition in how to use traditional hand tools and plenty of time to practice. Hand tools will be provided but if you have bushman’s saw/bill hook/loppers please bring them with you.

Booking essential, please bring your own lunch, tea/coffee will be provided.

To book:  Due to high demand, WEP may arrange a second date for this event - please get in touch to express your interest.  Please contact WEP via the website,, or phone 07771550997


The project is supported by Friends of the Lake District and the Cumbria Community Foundation.

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