BRINGING WOODLANDS TO LIFE

Lost Woods

Wilding Wood north of Lewes. Photo Ed Goodall Woodland Trust.

Lost Woods of the Low Weald and Downs is an exciting partnership project that aims to bring back to life forgotten areas of ancient woodland in Sussex. Partner organisations will work with landowners and local communities to rescue these woods, boosting biodiversity, creating a more resilient network of trees and a haven for wildlife.

Launched in July 2020 with support from players of the National Lottery, the project runs over an area of 400 square kilometres, from Pulborough in the West to the fringes of Lewes in the East. The partners have received over £340k in funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to develop plans over an initial 18 month period, with the aim of unlocking a five year project with a multi-million pound delivery grant.

Small Woods involvement in the project is to talk and listen to landowners and find out what they need to manage woodlands more sustainably, then from that we will develop a full training programme. Small Woods will also explore the potential for providing physical infrastructure to aid in the management of woods, such as a small mobile retort kiln.

Lost Woods Project Basic Area Map

Lost Woods Project Basic Area Map

Lost Woods project partners:

With additional support from:

For more information about Lost Woods of the Low Weald and Downs visit: Lost Woods Sussex on Facebook

 

Online Survey

Land owners and managers, if you live or have woodland within the project area for Lost Woods please spare 15 minutes to complete our Lost Woods Online Survey.

Responses are anonymous unless you opt to leave contact details at the end. 

 

Contact

Amanda Calvert
Woodland Management Policy and Projects Manager
Small Woods
[email protected]
Mobile: 07956 622452

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Courses
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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...

Events
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Firewood: The New Regulations, Small Firewood Producer Workshop

  • Online 18:30pm - 19:30pm
  • 10 Feb 2022 - 10 Feb 2022
We have had a number of requests to repeat this workshop so, if you are producing small volumes of firewood and are worried about the new regulations which come into force this spring then why not come along. We will also provide an update on the new quality requirements if you own a boiler and are using your own firewood/chip for fuel. Read More...