An autumn walk in Rawhaw Wood, near Pipewell
Join Hugh Ross and Carolyn Church for a tour of the wonderful coppiced woodland where they have lived and worked for over 26 years.
Rawhaw Wood, north of Pipewell
Tuesday 20th September
10:30 - 13:00
If you have never visited before, Hugh and Carolyn's remarkable work and lifestyle in this small fragment of Rockingham Forest will be a complete revelation.
Rawhaw Wood is one of England's Ancient Woodlands and a Site of Special Scientific Interest, with a history of coppice management that goes back over four hundred years. Hugh and Carolyn make a living from the production of rustic furniture, stakes and binders for hedge laying, pea and bean sticks and other plant supports.They also specialise in sustainable barbecue charcoal production.
Learn from Hugh and Carolyn about the traditional management techniques they use to ensure that there is always a ready supply of hazel and see first hand the benefits to wildlife and biodiversity.
We recommend visiting the Hazel Woodlands Products Website to see more details. See particularly the "About Us" page describing the creation of their home in the wood. This is sure to be a very popular event so early booking is recommended. Carolyn suggests you might like to bring a picnic to have at the end of the tour.
Distance: approx 3km or less than 2 miles. All pathways are grassed and could certainly be muddy in places if there has been heavy rain.
Rawhaw Wood lies off the minor road leading north from Pipewell towards Wilbarston and East Carlton. Look for the small sign beside the road.
Please note that there will be a charge of £5 per person, payable on the day. Cash only please!