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.)




Introduction to Coppicing

: 09 Mar 2024

: Lag Wood, Hassocks, West Sussex

For absolute beginners who want to learn the basics of coppicing, this one day course is an essential introduction to this fundamental skill for woodland management


Creating Coppice Products

: 10 Mar 2024

: Lag Wood, Hassocks, West Sussex

Spend a day investigating and making a range of coppice products – stakes, binders, panels, rustic furniture – from hazel or sweet chestnut using traditional hand-tools and techniques


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Creating Coppice Products

  • The Green Wood Centre
  • 25 Feb 2024
Spend a day investigating and making a range of coppice products – stakes, binders, wattle hurdles, panels, rustic furniture – from small diameter hazel using traditional hand-tools and techniques. more...

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The impacts of Ips - online event

  • 05 Mar 2024
All are welcome at this in-depth discussion on the larger eight-toothed European spruce bark beetle (Ips typographus), a notifiable and highly destructive pest of spruce. Read More...