Wilder Woods

Central Somerset Outdoor Learning Partnership

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Woods for Well Being

Sunday, December 13th, 2015

We are thrilled that we have been successful in gaining Awards for All support for our new project, Woods for Well Being. We will be offering sessions for those struggling with mental health issues, loneliness or otherwise in need of a ‘Green Prescription’ at Drayton and Hallr Woods in 2016. Some sessions will be offered […]

Message for all our supporters..

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

We are trying all sorts of different ways to be able to support groups in the woods. Did you know that you can now help support Central Somerset Outdoor Learning Partnership for FREE just by shopping online. You can shop via Give as you Live at over 4,000 top online retailers, and when you do […]

Autumn 2015 update

Saturday, August 29th, 2015

We have continued to post regular news from Hallr Wood and Drayton on our facebook pages. Both woods have run very well attended summer events thanks to Short Breaks, Aster Community and the Isle of Avalon Foundation. Our regular work with schools continues and we are looking forward to welcoming children from Brookside School who […]

Hallr Wood News

Friday, December 5th, 2014

In addition to our regular groups of young people, we have had a busy term with various other events this autumn. Open Day (Sep 13th) Thanks to Aster Communities for supporting this. We fired our kiln up again and enjoyed a lovely week end with quite a few people sleeping over to be there for […]

Spring Update

Sunday, January 12th, 2014

We are delighted to have received support recently from the Co-op, Short Breaks, SCC and Aster Communities towards events we are running this Spring at both Hallr and Drayton Woods. CSOLP has always aimed to prioritize provision to the disadvantaged and enable wide access. Even small amounts of funding help us to do this. Many […]

Literacy Project

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Ernest Cook Make your Mark Literacy Project – August 2012- July2013 Final Report July 2013  Summary of the Project –  Our outdoor literacy project has been full of variety with input from creative practitioners with many different skills; professional story tellers, artists, green wood workers, teachers and forest school leaders. The project took place at […]

Woodland Babes and Toddler Group at Hallr Wood

Saturday, June 15th, 2013

Thanks to a grant from the Health and Well Being Fund which was awarded through our then County Councillor, Jimmy Zouche, we have been running monthly sessions for babies and toddlers with their carers. In addition to mums and young children, we have also welcomed lots of dads and grandparents.  The children have explored the […]

Good news for CSOLP

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

   Bath and West Show 2013 Thanks to all our helpers we had a successful few days at the Bath & West Show. We have been coming since 2008 and we were surprised and proud to receive this award for our stall in the Woodlands and Wildlife area. We even had a visit from the Bishop […]

Volunteer Week End at Hallr Wood

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Extra note about the w/e – here is a list of the birds we heard/saw with Martin Prothero: Robin, wren, blackbird, song thrush, mistlethrush, chiff chaff, little owls, tawny owls, buzzard, great spotted woodpecker, great tit, blue tit, jay, carrion crow, raven, willow warbler, green woodpecker, pheasant, heron, wood pugeon, goldcrest, tree creeper. On the […]

Hallr Wood news

Friday, March 1st, 2013

We have had a challenging winter and are hoping for sunnier times ahead. We have continued to offer provision whatever the weather, to our regular SEN groups and have also kept   our Wednesday group going.. We were also delighted to host the very first gathering of Forest School practitioners from the South West in November. […]