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Basketmaking at Drayton Woods – January 2012

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Ten of us gathered together on one of the frostiest mornings of the year to be initiated into the ancient and traditional craft of basketmaking. Armed with gauntlets and old baked bean tins (?) we set about dethorning vicious bramble stems. The sound of a bramble being forced through a hole in a tin has […]

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 […]

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 […]

Forest Family Sessions

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

  A friendly outdoor playgroup for 0-5 yearolds with Skills Share for adults. Children can explore woodland & play games with a qualified Forest School leader while adults take part in woodcraft, firelighting, wool weaving & felting, willow craft, drama games & wildlife awareness skills share sessions.   4 week course starts Wednesday September 7th, […]

Forest School Fridays

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Drayton Woods After School Club for 8-12 year olds starts on September 16th and runs for 6 weeks until October 21st. 4.30-7pm A chance to develop woodland skills over an extended period, exploration, denbuilding, whittling & tool work, crafts, campfire cooking Booking Essential Contact Hannah Aitken 01458 252 463  

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 […]

Volunteer Woodland Management Day

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

We had a wonderful day in Drayton Woods on Sunday November 7th and lots of jobs got done. 15 adults and 9 young people helped. With 24 helpers this was the largest turn out at Drayton so far. A new canvas shelter was put up with the expert guidance of Martyn Huxter ┬áThis has created […]

Youth Volunteering Day

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

We had a wonderful day with 19 young people who came and helped with woodland tasks. We planted woodland bulbs, moved wood, put up nest boxes and also enjoyed a visit from National Trust wardens. Many thanks to all those who came and also to Somerset County Council who support us.

Hallr Wood – David Heath visit

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

We were delighted to have a visit from David Heath over half term. His clear enthusiasm for the project was a boost at this difficult time waiting for our planning application to go in. The Western Gazette reported on the visit. Here is a link to the article. http://www.thisissomerset.co.uk/news/Bid-branch-woodland-classroom/article-2807234-detail/article.html Peter has also been to a […]

Hallr Wood Open Day

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Over 100 people of varying ages came to our sunny Woodland Open Day in West Charlton. Some were visiting forest school practitioners but most were local people. We had plenty of help all day. Bryn, Henry, Ed, Mark, Andrew, Dec, Brendan, Sue, Corrina and Neill got the fires going, put up signs and trails, did […]