Greenwood Fair

ancient tree

On Saturday 6 October we’ll be joined by volunteers, experts and skilled crafts people who will be sharing their passion for looking after woodland.

Many of the features that we love about our countryside are reliant on traditional crafts and woodland management skills which we are in danger of losing.  If you want to learn more about woodlands and get hands-on with crafting, Greenwood fair is the perfect event to inspire.

Kids have a go at whittling at Greenwood fair
whittling
Kids have a go at whittling at Greenwood fair

On the day, you’ll be able to have a go at log splitting, creating witches brooms as well as whittling wood to produce Gypsy flowers. If you want to take a back seat, watch one of many demonstrations of traditional skills like wood turning, spoon making and timber milling.  All these activities cover the harvesting of this sustainable resource, through to the many different end uses of wood.

Other expert led activities include a guided walk with a lichenologist looking at the tiny life, or lichens, that trees support.

Fun things for your young ones include a self-guided woodland trail and tree climbing with National Trust rangers.

For more information, see our events page.

Tree climbing with the rangers at Greenwood fair
tree climbing
Tree climbing with the rangers at Greenwood fair