Wilder Woods

Central Somerset Outdoor Learning Partnership

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Website Update

Saturday, February 4th, 2012

Regular visitors will have noticed that we have changed the structure of our website recently. Many thanks to Will who looks after the web site for us and puts up with our limited technological understanding. We would all rather be in the woods…and it shows! The events page now shows a list of upcoming events […]

Planning Application Success

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Today 13th April 2011, South Somerset District Councillors voted unanimously to grant us permission for mixed educational/ forestry use, access and parking. We will need to complete the works by the end of October 2011 so we will be starting a fund raising campaign to help us with the costs which are beyond our usual […]

Planning Application

Saturday, January 8th, 2011

Our planning application to get the correct permissions for our use of Hallr Wood and also for our tool storage shed and compost toilet IS NOW IN. Because we also have to apply for change of use, Highways insist we provide on site car parking. This wasn’t something we wanted but our application includes access […]


Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

The website rebuild is now done! About -> All about our group, what we do and why. Activities -> All about the course we run for all ages. Volunteering & Community -> All about how you can come and help out with our woods and the community. Events -> See a calendar with dates and […]

Website Updates

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

The website has now been mostly rebuilt but stay tuned for continuing updates to it.

Wilder Woods Website tribulations

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Central Somerset Outdoor Learning Partnership is still thriving and actively working to increase access to forestry and conservation activities for all ages. However we have unfortunately encountered a problem with our web site and ask for patience until it is up and running. Our Picassa galleries are still in place and events will be posted […]

CSOLP Annual Review 2009

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Our annual review (2009) is ready. Unfortunately it is 8 pages long and we haven’t managed to upload it but electronic copies can be obtained by emailing forestschool@beccott.com

Sucessful Overnight Bushcraft Session

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

Thirteen teenagers from around Somerset enjoyed a night sleeping out in hammocks this last weekend, thanks to a grant from Somerset County Council. They did a night walk and learnt survival techniques from Duncan Macleod- Rhodes from Wild Connections. Look out for photos in the gallery and also some gripping accounts from the young people themselves.. […]

Sad News

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

We are terribly saddened by the news of Midge Hopkinson’s death last Friday 25th September after a brave battle against cancer. Midge did a massive amount for the Girl Guides and was thrilled that we were doing forest school on her doorstep. She was also supportive of our group on a practical level; our kettle and many […]

Open Day at Hallr Wood

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

We had a successful Open Day at Hallr Wood on Saturday 19th September, kindly supported by an SCC Aggregates Levy grant. It was advertised in the Charlton’s Community News and all parish councillors and also our new local councillor Jimmy Zouche were invited. We were particulary pleased to see Tony Cooper who administers the Aggregates […]