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Hedgelaying Course

Wednesday 17 November

10am–4pm

Foxburrow Wood, Witney

£45

Learn the rural craft of hedgelaying with an experienced local hedgelayer at Foxburrow Wood, Witney. No experience necessary, all tools and equipment will be provided. Tuition will include: tool use, preparing the hedge, laying, staking and binding. 

 

Please bring gloves (if you have them), stout boots and suitable clothes. Hot drinks will be provided but please provide your own lunch.

 

Booking is essential.  

Upcoming Courses

Fungi Identification Course

Sunday 10 October

1.30–3.30pm

Singe Wood, Hailey

£10 

SOLD OUT

Discover the wonderful world of fungi with some of the country's top amateur experts! Join members of the Oxfordshire Mycology Group as they survey fungi at Singe Wood and learn all about the amazing and diverse species growing there, including the rare Wrinkled Peach.

This course has now sold out but to add your name to the waiting list, please email info@wychwoodforesttrust.co.uk.

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Events

Come Fly With Me Butterfly Walk

THIS EVENT HAS PASSED

 

Honeydale Farm, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Oxon, OX7 6BJ  

 

FREE to BC and WFT members

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This year, we are on a mission to address the surprising lack of butterfly records across the Wychwood. With generous funding from the Trust for Oxfordshire’s Environment and the Thames Valley Environmental Records Centre, we are working in partnership with Butterfly Conservation to recruit and train volunteer butterfly recorders.  

On Thursday 14th July, we will be running a butterfly walk at Honeydale Farm, the FarmEd regenerative farming demonstration site near Shipton-under-Wychwood. Meeting at 10.30 am, the event will include a tour of the farm and a demonstration of how to use the iRecord Butterflies smartphone app. There is ample parking and toilets on site at Honeydale, and a café for tea and coffee, but do bring a packed lunch if required.

Wychwood Forest Fair

THIS EVENT HAS PASSED

 

Foxburrow Wood, Witney, Oxon, OX29 9XL

£8.00 (advance tickets) / £10 on the gate / FREE Under 16

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It's back!

 

The annual extravaganza that is the Wychwood Forest Fair is taking place at Foxburrow Wood in July. From wood carving, axe throwing, and traditional archery, to pony rides, storytelling and falconry - there's something for everyone! There will also be the usual offering of great food, local beer, live music, and a wide variety of rural craft displays. It’s a really fun, family-friendly way to enjoy a summer Sunday while supporting your local conservation charity.

The Forest Fair celebrates and supports the essential work we are doing to create spaces for nature and preserve the unique cultural heritage of the Wychwood. Come and see us in the Wychwood tent, where you can learn more about recent projects and our exciting new nature reserve at Gibbets Close in Witney. 

(Read more about the Wychwood Forest Fair)

Advance tickets are available to purchase now by clicking the button below. Sales will close at midnight on 30th July. Full price tickets will be available on the gate. 

Cancellation policy and accessibility

If you cancel your place less than 48 hours before the event we cannot offer a refund.

If we have to cancel an event you have booked onto we will offer a full refund.

We aim to make our events as inclusive as possible but some outdoor spaces can present access difficulties. If you have any special requirements, please contact info@wychwoodforesttrust.co.uk before booking. 

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Support us

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You'll receive occasional updates on our work. 

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Help local wildlife with a regular donation. 

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Make a one-off donation to support our work.