Working with our woodland

Woodland Skills Day at Dudmaston

The woodlands have sustained the estate for centuries and wood work skills are still considered to be the beating heart of our industry today.

Then and now

During early 20th century Dudmaston's previous owner, Captain Geoffrey Whitmore established the saw mill at Dudmaston and began managing the woodland to provide a income for the estate. This is something that we are working hard today to continue today.

The woodlands are managed by our ranger team. When a tree has to be removed, every part of it is used. From firewood which can be purchased from our estate yard to wood chip which we use to run our biomass boilers. The wood that we fell is also turned in to beautiful items, visit our shop to purchase items from our Ranger's Range or contact the estate yard in 01746 780833 to discuss bespoke items.

Woodland Skills Day

Join us on Sunday 25 September for Woodland Skills Day where we celebrate our woodland heritage. Meet the rangers that look after our ancient woodlands and find out how we're conserving them.

Local craftspeople will be demonstrating both modern and traditional woodworking skills, from pole lathing to basket making. Make a bug box out of wood felled on the estate and take it home to put in your garden. You never know who might come to visit.

Purchase a souvneir of your day from the Ranger's Range which includes items such as chopping boards, candle holders and boot jacks, all of which are hand carved at our estate yard over the road.