Wilder Woods

Central Somerset Outdoor Learning Partnership

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Get Outside for Inspiration: woodland training day for schools and practitioners

Monday, May 14th, 2012

‘Get Outside for Inspiration’.  March 16th at Hallr Wood. Report by Jenny Cater  This practical workshop for school staff, forest school leaders and others working in the educational field was attended by 18 people from across the south west region. The start of the day revealed the range and mix of practitioners and their reasons […]

Funding for Creative Arts Project

Monday, May 7th, 2012

We are thrilled to have been awarded funding from the Ernest Cook Trust for a creative arts project to boost literacy in local schools. http://www.ernestcooktrust.org.uk/  We will work with secondary aged pupils to design story trails and a performing area. We will then invite local Primary Schools to our woods for creative writing, mark making and […]

Hallr Wood Easter Update

Friday, April 20th, 2012

We have been working hard at Hallr Wood this spring. We have planted lots of trees (especially hazel) and we’ve improved our paths,  rain water collection and tool storage. Our beautiful earth dragon is now finished thanks to the Tree Pirates and will shortly be planted up with wild flowers. Our regular groups continue. Over Easter we […]

Hedgerow Baskets

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

Lynda Shaw and Hannah Aitken ran a wonderful hedgerow basket workshop on 20th November. Do look at the Hallr Wood gallery to see the photos. Some stages of the process were soothing, some utterly frustrating! We all managed to finish our baskets except for Cee who was supposed to be cooking anyway!They will be running […]

Top John Muir Award for two boys

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

Two of our regular volunteers have recently gained their third and top John Muir Award. This is a huge achievement requiring sustained commitment and the boys have been working towards it since March. The photo is of Mark Johnson who has been coming weekly to Hallr Wood. He is an expert on bird identification and […]

Horse Logger and Celebration of access opening at Hallr Wood

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Nearly 100 people of all ages (oldest was 97) called in to watch Charles and Rosalind Buckler at work with their two logging horses on Saturday. The sun shone and children played on the swings and in the dens. The horses Major and Suzy did a great job bringing timber from around the wood ready […]

Hallr Wood autumn update

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Our family conservation club has sadly now finished. Everyone wanted it to keep going so we hope to be able to start up again in the spring. We are now focusing on getting our access up and running and have finally received notification from SSDC that we have been authorised to proceed with the work. […]

CSOLP is now signed up for Local Giving

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

CSOLP is now signed up for Local Giving through Somerset Community Foundation. Over the years Somerset Community Foundation has supported our work with children and families in woodlands. They gave us our very first grant in 2007 which helped us get started. They also provided valuable advice about the management of a voluntary run group. […]

Grants and donations and update on planning at Hallr Wood

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

We are very grateful to SSDC Community Fund, the Charlton Mackrell Parish Council and the Charlton’s panto group CHADS who have all recently given grants and donations towards our access/planning conditions costs at Hallr Wood. We are really pleased that the new Parish Council is supportive of our work in the community and thank them […]

Hallr Wood Open Day 19/6/2011

Monday, June 20th, 2011

We welcomed a steady stream of people – old friends and new faces to our Open Day at Hallr Wood on 19th June. Thankfully we dodged the showers and the afternoon was dry and even sunny at times. The wood looked enchanting and there was loads to do. There were woodland trails, chances to try […]