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Recent News

We've moved!

Wychwood Project has moved offices and our new contact details can be found below. We are still an Oxfordshire County Council hosted project, but have taken up residence in the West Oxfordshire District Council building in Witney to be close to the Wychwood Forest area.

Our mailing address:
Wychwood Project, West Oxfordshire District Council Offices, Elmfield, New Yatt Road, Witney, OX28 1PB
Our email
Our telephones

07584 262437

07393 001062


Wychwood Living and Working in a Royal Forest wins HLF funding Launch 

We're so chuffed to have been awarded the HLF Funding for our Wychwood Display Project.  The project will be on display in Woodstock Museum from 10 June 2017. Come and see what life was like living in the forest in 1851 including home life; the housing, schooling, family structure and diet as well as the jobs people did such as woodsmen, farm labouring and glove making. 



State Of Nature In Oxfordshire 2017 has been launched - MORE, BIGGER, BETTER, JOINED 


If we wish to be the first generation to leave the natural environment in a better state than that in which we found it, we must first assess its condition.  The State of Nature in Oxfordshire 2017 draws together a wealth of expertise from the country's professional and volunteer base in biodiversity and nature conservation.  The best information currently available has been used to paint a picture of the state of Oxfordshire's natural habitats and species, including long-term trends and more recent losses and gains.  Read the summary report here.




Students Get Practical Experience with the Wychwood Project

Thanks to Abingdon & Witney College who came to Wigwell Nature Reserve to put up a much needed new stock fence.


Wychwood Valley School in Ascott under Wychwood, Thursday 19 January, 2017

Thank you to the keen diggers of Wychwood Valley School who spent the afternoon planting over 150 native trees at Manor Farm. 

Sponsors 'I Dig 'Treesdonated a wonderful range of native trees - from oak to dog rose. 



Hedgelaying on the Saltway, Sunday 26 February 

Following on from our hedgelaying course, 12 volunteers came to help complete yet more of the hedge on the Saltway. We may not be able to do anymore this year as we leave the hedge for the nesting birds, but come back next year to join in.

Tree Planting in Long Hanborough, Thursday 19 January  2017

In mid-January at the invitation of Hanborough Garden Club, the Wychwood Project planted about 100 native trees – hornbeam, white beam, field maple, wild cherry and pear and moved other shrubs – to create a refuge for local wildlife in a pocket nature reserve in Corn Hide, Long Hanborough. A big “Thank you!” to the energetic volunteers who helped enhance the habitat of this corner of the village in record time.

Take a look at what's been published recently 


These publications will help you catch up with the project's news, enjoy the countryside and discover the history of the Wychwood Forest area.