Learning and courses

 

    

The Wychwood Project runs lots of events from Drystone Walling courses, Learning walks, Volunteer parties, Scout movement events to Parents and Toddler groups. 

We support local interest groups such as Bird Aid, Flora Group, Walling Group, Scything Group, Hedgelaying Group, Learning Group, Swift Group; providing equipment, clothing and training if required.

Sunday 27th September 2020 Fungi walk in Singe Wood

This is a unique opportunity to join the oxfordshire mycologists surveying Singe Wood. This is an expert team who will be able to identify and describe the species found in the wood with accuracy. Due to COVID 19 restrictions only 5 people will be able to join the walk so book onto the link below.  FYI This is not a forage walk.  Edible mushrooms will be identified if present but, this is a scientific survey of fungi species which, believe me, is facinating!

http://wychwood-project.mitingu.com/fungi-survey-singe-wood

 

 

 

Saturday 24th October 2020 Drystone walling for beginners

Whether you're considering a career change or just want to learn a new skill, drystone walling could be for you. Here in the Wychwood Forest we practice Cotswold Drystone Walling using the local oolitic limestone. On this beginners' course you will learn about: stripping down a wall, grading and sorting stone, base stones, building stones, throughs and toppers. Using local stone and local methods, you will gain experience with the tools and techniques necessary to build a drystone wall in the Cotswold style.

The course will run from 9.30am to 4.30pm at Foxburrow Wood, and costs £60 per participant. Learn more and book here

 

Wednesday 18th November 2020 Drystone walling for beginners

Ever wondered how to make a drystone wall, iconic in the Cotswolds? Why not learn! Join us at Foxburrow Wood for a beginners' course on drystone walling with an experienced local drystone waller. On this course you will learn about: stripping down a wall, grading and sorting stone, base stones, building stones, throughs and toppers. Using local oolitic limestone and local methods, you will gain experience with the tools and techniques necessary to build a drystone wall in the Cotwsold style.

The course will run from 9.30am to 4.30pm at Foxburrow Wood, and costs £60 per participant. Find out more and book here

 

Sunday 21st November 2020 Hedgelaying 

Learn the rural craft of hedgelaying while creating habitats for birds, mammals and insects. Work with an experienced local hedgelayer to continue our hedgelaying project at Foxburrow wood. No experience necessary, all tools and equipment will be provided. Tuition will include: tool use, preparing the hedge, laying, staking and binding. Bring gloves if you have them, plus stout boots and suitable clothes. Due to Covid-19 we are unable to provide food and drink, so please bring your own. There will be a portable loo on site. Booking is essential, £60 per person. Maximum 8 places. Course will run from 9.30am to 4.30pm. Contact on the day: Toby Swift, 07981 134804. 

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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 info@wychwoodproject.org.uk