Welcome to our new Wychwood Learning programme. We have lots of events planned for the year:

New Events - November 2018 - May 2019

Cotswold Walling at Foxburrow Woods, Witney, OX29 9UN 

Wednesday 15th May 10am - 3pm.  Learn to build a Cotswold dry stone wall.  Work with experienced local waller to carry on the construction of a feature wall around the pond by the bridge.  No experience necessary.  Tuition will cover: Batter frames, foundations, building and cheek ends. All tools and equipment provided, bring stout boots, gloves if you have them and suitable clothing. Drinks will be on offer in the Wychwood Gazebo but you will need to bring lunch. Portable loo will be on site.  Booking essential, £35 per person. Maximum 6 places. Contact on the day Toby Swift 07981 134804

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Wychwood Whittling at Combe Mill OX29 8ET

Tuesday 9th April - 2 sessions: 1) 10.00 - 13.00  2) 13.30 - 16.30. 

Wands, Wizards and Wols!  Begin to learn the art of Whittling green wood with David Knight.  Starting with knife safety, sharpening and moving onto basic cuts and techniques this is a 3 hour session designed to whet your appetite and get you started.  Green wood selected from the local woodlands will be supplied, as will all the tools and PPE. Advice is on offer should you wish to buy knives and sharpening stones.

This day long session is split into 2 halves, morning and afternoon.  As part of a pair consisting of an adult and child (8+) you can choose which session you want to attend.  1st come 1st served. Session 1 - 10.00 - 13.00, Session 2 - 13.30 - 17.00. Each Pair costs £30.

The event is held at Combe Mill and we will have use of the tea room as and when we require it. Booking essential.  £30 per pair. Maximum 8 pairs.  Contact on the Day Toby Swift 07981 134804

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Hedgelaying course, Foxburrow wood, Foxburrow lane, Witney, OX29 9UN​​

Saturday 23rd February 10am - 3pm.  Learn the rural craft of hedgelaying.  Work with an experienced local hedgelayer to lay the first of many hedges at Foxburrow wood.  No experience necessary, all tools and equipement will be provided. Tuition will include: tool use, preparing hedge, laying, staking and binding.  Bring gloves if you have them, stout boots and suitable clothes. Hot drinks will be provided but bring your own lunch.  Portable loo will be on site.  Booking essential, £35 per person. Maximum 8 places. Contact on the day Toby Swift 07981 134804

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Oldest tree in the woods, Singe Wood, Whiteoak Green, OX29 9XP

Saturday 9nd February 11am-1pm Learn how to estimate the age of a tree, measure a tree's height, identify trees and think about their timeline and the things they have been witness to.  Suggested donation £2. Booking recommended via Contact on the day Toby Swift 07981 134804

Previous events

Winter tree identification, Foxburrow Woods, Witney, OX29 9UN

Saturday 12th January 11am - 1pm. Identify trees in winter using their buds and bark. 2 hour walk around Foxburrow wood looking at the trees planted there and how to identify them.  Suggested donation on the day £2. Booking recommended via Contact on the day Toby Swift 07981 134804

Forest discovery walk, Cockshoothill Woods, nr Leafield, OX7 3HN

Saturday 26th January 11am - 1pm.  Learn to identify trees, learn about some of their timber uses and uncover the history of a wood. Two hour walk of discovery through a part of the Wychwood Forest looking at historical features and exploring clues to previous land-use going back hundreds of years.  Meet at the entrance to the wood on Hatching Lane (Leafield - Chadlington Road) Suggested donation on the day £2. Booking recommended via Contact on the day Toby Swift 07981 1348


To book onto any of the events please contact us on  This will enable us to manage numbers and inform you directly of any changes.

See our Volunteering page for regular outdoor work parties that you can get involved with. If you are interested in joining a special interest group such as hedgelayers, drystone wallers and Bird Aid, see 'Our Work' page for more information or contact us on 07584 262437  or email