Training & events » Lost Woods of the Low Weald and Downs Training Courses

Small Woods is proud to be the training partner for the Lost Woods of Low Weald and Downs project.

Whether you’re new to woodland management or you’d like to brush up on your skills, if you live, work or volunteer in the project area in Sussex, then there’s a training course for you. We’re running subsidised courses on sustainable woodland management and heritage skills, which is made possible by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

This is your chance to learn a new woodland skill, meet a range of people taking on similar challenges, and create balanced and resilient woodlands where wildlife can flourish.

Book your course date below! 

(if there are no suitable dates available, please register your interest in attending a future course here and we’ll be in touch.)




Gate Hurdle Making

: 15 Jun 2024

: Park Wood, Poynings, West Sussex

Traditionally used to handle and pen livestock, gate hurdles are an attractive addition to your garden or green space. They make beautiful, natural fencing and are often used as plant supports or border edging. 


Restoring 'Lost' Ancient Woodlands

: 27 Jun 2024

: Wapsbourne Wood, Chailey, East Sussex

Join us on this one-day course to learn the basic skills you need to help a woodland thrive and ensure its sustainable future.


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Rustic Rake Making

  • The Green Wood Centre
  • 02 Jun 2024
Make your own garden rake! Using green ash wood, you will spend the day cleaving and shaping components using traditional tools and devices more...

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Identifying Woodland Butterflies and Moths

  • Online
  • 03 Jun 2024
From the white admiral and the silver-washed fritillary, to the murky world of the drunken, dung-eating thugs that are male purple emperors, if you are interested in what butterflies and moths may be in your woodland, this one is not to be missed! Read More...