Community Woodlands Projects

One of our main aims at Woodlands.co.uk is to get more people into woodlands, including those people and groups who can't afford to buy their own wood. For the last 2 years we have been running a community woodlands project and in that space of time we have had more than 500 requests from people who wish to use woodlands for activities involving the local community. We now have people who use our woods for children's groups, scouts, forest schools, social forestry, bushcraft courses, woodlands management demonstrations, off-road horse riding organisations, orienteering and coppicing.

As we have received such a large number of enquiries, we have decided to set up a forum to put community groups in touch with other woodland owners who would be interested in allowing their woodland to be used in this way.

Are you a woodland owner?

Below are some of the projects requiring woodland. You may also wish to read our advice on hosting a project in your woodland.

Forest of Dean

I work in a small school near Lydbrook and am hoping to find a small area of woodland which we can use as an outdoor classroom. If you have anything which you feel may be of use to us then please either contact me by email or on 01594 860289. Many thanks Dave Dearsley More details

kent and sussex, near T/Wells

Hi, I currently run outdoor fitness classes for adults and children on a local common. I would like to rent a woodland and run the classes from there. The classes are about being in nature and moving naturally and have proving very popular. I live near Tunbridge Wells in Kent. Thank you More details

Worcestershire, Warkwickshire, Herefordshire

driving4africa.com - we are looking for an area of woodland with vehicle access to run wild camping courses preparing individuals for driving and survival through Africa, our main charity is the Born Free Foundation but training is essential before getting to Africa, small groups of trainees 6-14 anything considered up to 50 acres. We are a professional organisation dedicated to work in the wilds of Africa. www.driving4africa.com Email. [email protected] Tel: 07525 754835 or 01527 65428 More details

Kent, South-East England

Hi, I'm looking for a patch of broadleaf deciduous woodland to use for bushcraft courses. I run bushcraft & outdoor living skills courses through my company Big Sky Living Ltd. Most courses are weekends but I also run weeklong experiences. As a small company, these are still fairly sporadic throughout the year. The ethos of Big Sky Living is to live harmoniously and tread lightly upon the land, treating it with respect. Find out more on what we're all about on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BigSkyLivingLtd I am looking for a small patch to rent/use in exchange for land management. Part of bushcraft is teaching how to safely & responsibly light fires so I need somewhere where this is allowed. Many thanks for reading, I hope you can help! :) Liz More details

Preston area

I want a small area of woodland to breed rare breed chickens. must be within 15 miles of Preston Lancs. More details

for woodland neat the m25 for leaser sale

my husband work for the flower market and needs wood land for his work, he never cuts down tree only needs the top groths plese help if you can More details


i am looking for a woodland to use for a nature kindergarten (rent could be paid) More details

Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, South Wales

Hands on Bushcraft is one of the UK's up and coming Bushcraft Schools, we are currently based in Wiltshire but are seeking additional sites around the country. We are looking for mixed woodland sites minimum 15 acres, with either a river or stream running through or near by. We currently run weekend and day courses. Looking to rent on a day basis, rate to be agreed. Contact Adam on 07598 491989 or email [email protected] More details

Are you looking for a woodland to use for a project?

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