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Recent News

Logs for Labour, Wednesday 8 February & Saturday 4 March

​If you need logs for an open fire or log burner, why not take the opportunity to help with conservati

on work on Woodstock water meadows in return for logs.  ~The 'labour' part entails piling up and burning brash which can be done whilst ferrying lo

ng lenghts of wood back to your vehicle.  We start at 9.30 through to about 1pm.  Bring hand tools, gloves, good footware.  Goggles or glasses are useful to prevent smoke getting into eyes.  Book your place (limited numbers) with Ian Chatt at to register and for directions. 


State of Nature, Oxfordshire Launch 

Oxfordshire's State of Nature report will be launched at published on 21st  March 2017, at Blenheim Palace, Woodstock.  The Wychwood Project features in the report with a short case study of Foxburrow Wood.


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 July 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. 



Wychwood Project long-listed for the West Oxfordshire Business Awards Charity Section 

Sadly we did not make the short list this time. 





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 

The front cover of issue 51 of Forest Update

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