Community woodlands

Since its launch in 1997 the Wychwood Project has helped to establish 10 community woodlands as well as our own Foxburrow Wood in Witney.

  • Centenary Wood, Charlbury
  • Dean Common, Chadlington
  • Digger’s Wood, Shipton under Wychwood
  • Eynsham Wood, Eynsham
  • William Fowler Memorial Wood, Chipping Norton
  • Leafield Community Wood
  • North Leigh Common
  • Breach Wood, Hailey
  • Little Garden Wood, Ramsden

Community Woods provide space for pleasure, learning, wildlife, health – and also help bring communities together. In the long term, if well managed, these woods will also produce some useful timber.

Individuals and groups have worked tirelessly to create these beautiful wooded areas for everyone to enjoy. As a result of this work, the Wychwood Project has built up a network of experienced individuals and groups who can provide help and advice to other communities about the establishment and maintenance of these woodlands. We aim to hold an annual forum and site visit for those involved in local community woods.

If you are interested and would like to become involved in any way please contact the Project Office.

"As a result of the enthusiasm of the Wychwood Project, Hailey now has its own 6.5 acre community woodland, with strong links to Hailey School. Village folk of all ages, especially children, are spending increasing time back in the countryside".

Sean Morris, Chairman, Hailey Community Woodland Ltd.