Training and events » Event Calendar

Small Woods offer an array of events throughout the year. They range from online talks, workshops and seminars to visits to members woodlands, networking events and meet and greets at shows across the UK. The full range of upcoming events can be found in the course calendar below with categories as follows:

Members Woodlands: These events are where members are given the opportunity to visit other members woodlands across the UK to have a walk around, network and to share knowledge and experience.

Online Events: A series of online talks, workshops and seminars covering a broad range of topics.

Meet and Greets: We attend shows across the UK and offer members the opportunity to come and meet us in person or, if you are interested, help out on our stand!

2nd - 4th June 2022 The Royal Bath & West Show

18th - 21st July 2022 The Royal Welsh Show

10th - 11th September Surrey Hills Wood Fair

WoodsMeet:  These are currently online and provide an opportunity for members and the woodland management team at Small Woods to meet, network and exchange views as well as  input thoughts about the wider work being done by the association on members behalf.

2022 Woodsmeets:

Spring: 24th March 11am-12pm Online

Summer: 18th June 11am-12pm Online

Christmas: 9th December 11am-12pm Online

Winter Events:

As we welcome 2022, we have started to put together a great programme with a combination of live member woodland walks, visits and networking events as well as online talks. We will also (hopefully) be back at shows and other events where you can come along and meet us. 

For more information about any of our events or to book a place, please email the office or call 01952 432769. 

If it is an online event, we will email you the day before with a Zoom link. Please note, we cannot guarantee that you will receive the invite if you have not booked a place before 4pm on the day before the event takes place. 

Tree Talk: Crab Apple

: 24 Feb 2022 - 24 Feb 2022

: Online 11am-12pm

The Crab Apple (Malus sylvestris) is a (generally) small attractive deciduous tree found across the UK. It can be found in hedgerows as well as woodland, and has been cultivated for thousands of years.


Sawmilling Demonstration

: 26 Feb 2022 - 26 Feb 2022

: Cashel Forest Trust, Lochlomondside 10am - 3pm

Mobile milling can provide a great solution to transform your timber to useable raw materials for a broad range of uses, from fence posts to building materials and bespoke furniture as well as a range of other products.


Tree Talk: Hornbeam

: 03 Mar 2022 - 03 Mar 2022

: Online 11am - 12pm

John Morris will be giving an illustrated talk on hornbeam, a tree that may have a lot of potential as an alternative species in a changing climate.


Bottom Wood: Members Woodland Visit

: 12 Mar 2022 - 12 Mar 2022

: Bottom Wood, Studley Green, near Stokenchurch, Bucks,10am - 1pm

Members visit to Bottom Wood, a 14.5ha mainly ancient wood owned by the Chiltern Society and managed by John Morris, helped by contractors and volunteers, since 1983.


Edge Wood: Coppice and planning for biodiversity improvement

: 26 Mar 2022 - 26 Mar 2022

: Edge Wood, Shropshire, 10am - 3pm

We are hosting a members visit at Edge Wood, situated on the Wenlock Edge, within the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.


Warren Woods: Members Woodland Visit

: 02 Apr 2022 - 02 Apr 2022

: The Woodland Skills Centre, Denbighshire 10am - 3:30PM

The Warren Woods is a privately-owned 50 acre woodland in Denbighshire in north-east Wales situated in the heart of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley AONB. The land was bought in 3 adjoining lots about 40 years ago.


Wytham Wood: Members Woodland Visit

: 23 Apr 2022 - 23 Apr 2022

: Wytham Wood, Oxfordshire, 10:30am - 3:30pm

What to expect on the April 23rd visit to Wytham Woods (please note revised date):
With luck the bluebells will be well out, although with the variable nature of spring these days I cannot guarantee they will be in their full glory. However, there will be other spring flowers about and the Woods should be in that lovely half-leaf stage.


Nant y Bedd: Growing edibles in a woodland

: 07 May 2022 - 07 May 2022

: Nant y Bedd, Brecon Beacons, 10:30am - 3:30pm

Nant y Bedd is a very special 10 acres of organic garden, forest, river and pasture which truly blends into its surrounding landscape, making an already sizeable garden feel even bigger.


Backhouse Wood: Members Woodland Visit

: 21 May 2022 - 21 May 2022

: Backhouse Wood, Aldington, near Ashford, Kent, 10:30am - 3:30pm

Backhouse Wood is on the outskirts of Aldington near Ashford in Kent. It is a PAWS woodland and having been almost clear felled during the second World War was replanted with poplar and various conifers including larch, Scots pine and Norway spruce.


Whitethorn Bank: Members Woodland Visit

: 25 Jun 2022 - 25 Jun 2022

: Whitethorn Bank, Worcester 10am start

Whitethorn Bank lies a couple of miles west of the City of Worcester. It is 7.5acres of broadleaf woodland with a 0.5acre pond and is managed by Graham and Ann Hill with nature in mind. Although small, there are 27 Veteran Trees on site, mostly around the boundaries, which have not changed since the Tithe Map was drawn up 200 years ago. When the woodland was purchased in 1997, they didn’t have any particular plans for it, except to keep it as a place for nature, at that time a good deal of it was infested with common nettles, it was difficult to just walk around it without getting stung.



Timber Measuring

  • Cashel Forest Trust, Rowardennan, Glasgow, G63 0AW
  • 25 Feb 2022 - 25 Feb 2022
The course is designed to provide woodland owners, managers, agents and contractors the ability to calculate accurately timber volumes in standing trees, woodland compartments and road side stacks. more...

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Tree Talk: Crab Apple

  • Online 11am-12pm
  • 24 Feb 2022 - 24 Feb 2022
The Crab Apple (Malus sylvestris) is a (generally) small attractive deciduous tree found across the UK. It can be found in hedgerows as well as woodland, and has been cultivated for thousands of years. Darllen rhagor...