Hosted by The East Midlands Coppice Network
Date & Venue
Hill Holt Wood, Lincolnshire, 14th to 16th October 2016 Hill Holt Wood is a 14 hectare sustainably managed ancient woodland situated on the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire border. It’s a wonderful and enriching place to visit with facilities ranging from permaculture gardens, environmental sculpture, woodland walks, computer facilities, workshops and composting loos! Established in 1995 it now offers an alternative education for children excluded from school, training for the unemployed, courses on countryside management, country and rural crafts, survival and leadership skills and “unusual” methods of construction!
Arrivals on the Friday from 4pmWoodland camping at Roman Villa Covered BBQ area for our use – please bring your own food
Tours will then be organised around Hill Holt Wood and will include Eco building design and construction, and education. Presentation/talk by Nigel Lowthrop, Founder
Site Visits The afternoon will involve a choice of two site visits 1: Visit to Hill Holt Woods sister woodland Norton Big Wood and will include forestry management, the mental health provision and Natural Burials (Walking). 2: Visit to Treswell Wood (Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust), to look at in rotation hazel coppice – run by the sealed bid auction system each year for coops.
AGM 5 pm AGM to be in the Wood Hall. After the AGM HHW will run a small pay bar and provide dinner for the delegates
Speakers 1: Rob Atkinson (NWT) – Managing the Hazel Coppice of Nottinghamshire 2: Robin Durey – The Age of steam in British Woodlands Real Ale and cider Bar open in the evening.
Discussion Groups on NCFed chosen topics and craft demonstrations Departure at lunch time with chance to get a meal at the Hive Café if delegates wish. Additional site visit to Sherwood Forest at 2pm
Members £35 Non-members £50 Coppice Apprentice £28 (20% off) – note: you must still be a NCFed member to be eligible
There is plenty of camping space available in a woodland setting. Limited space is available for camper vans and this will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. You will need to book your camper van slot on the booking form below.
Food & Refreshments
Friday evening…..Covered BBQ area for our use – please bring your own food but barbecues and charcoal will be provided Saturday
Breakfast……BBQ – again, bring your own food Lunch……….Lunch provided by HHW, Homemade Vegetable soup and Sandwiches Dinner………tbc Bar…………..Real Ale and cider Bar open in the evening. The license runs until 11pm. Campfire in woodland campsite.
Breakfast…..Staggered/booked breakfast at the Hive Café. Each delegate will pay as they order, menu to be made available beforehand. Lunch……….the Hive Café will be open for people to purchase lunch if desired.
Tea, coffee, water…details tbc
BOOK A PLACE
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All enquiries to the event organiser Andy Alder 01773 872006 or email firstname.lastname@example.org