Community Woodlands Projects

One of our main aims at Woodlands.co.uk is to get more people into woodlands, including those people and groups who can't afford to buy their own wood. For the last 2 years we have been running a community woodlands project and in that space of time we have had more than 500 requests from people who wish to use woodlands for activities involving the local community. We now have people who use our woods for children's groups, scouts, forest schools, social forestry, bushcraft courses, woodlands management demonstrations, off-road horse riding organisations, orienteering and coppicing.

As we have received such a large number of enquiries, we have decided to set up a forum to put community groups in touch with other woodland owners who would be interested in allowing their woodland to be used in this way.

Are you a woodland owner?

Below are some of the projects requiring woodland. You may also wish to read our advice on hosting a project in your woodland.

Cheshire , Stockport

Hi I am looking for a small area of land to run a forest school on for a small group of children. It doesn’t need to be a woodland it could be an area with a couple of trees on. Thanks More details

Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire

Looking for woodland to manage for biodiversity and woodfuel production. Work to be carried out by volunteers, led by myself, who are looking to gain work experience and life skills as well as the enjoyment of working with others in a natural environment. More details

East Sussex - Fletching / Splaynes Green / Newick / Nutley / Crowborough / Uckfield and surrounding areas

Hello, I am looking for woodland to rent in order to run survival training courses, aimed at media company professionals, who are involved in making documentaries worldwide. My company, Survival Challenge(UK) supports various UK based media organisatons -and registered charities and provides both pre - deployment training and in-country support. 4 to 40 acres would be sufficient.... however please feel free to contact me to discuss options if your available land is outside these perameters. Thankyou for reading this notice. Bob. Client references are available upon request. More details

East Devon

I am a freelance forest school educator and work in partnership with another forest school level 3 leader. We are looking for woodland in East Devon where school groups could visit for a forest school session. Does anyone have a woodland where children could safely alight from a coach and who would be willing to let us utilise their woods for education? Best wishes Claire Mountjoy More details


I'm interested in renting an area of woodland, 10+ acres, with vehicle access and parking - but no public rights of way within the boundary. I am looking into setting up a field archery range. More details

Cheshire/Midlands/Welsh border

I'm looking for suitable woodland where I could run Bushcraft courses. The very nature of my work is to educate people to respect nature and how to utilise what it gives us to survive comfortably within that environment. Hence respect for the woodland environment would be of upmost priority. I would be looking initially to run 1-2 weekend courses/month an would be looking to share the profits with the landowner as a % of business which goes through the woodland. I typically looking for something 15 acres and above as I would be moving the "base camp" from area to area as to reduce the physical and visual impact on the woodland. I would require a varied selection of trees and plants and ideally a selection of wildlife in order to educate people on uses of these resources, so coniferous only woodlands would not be suitable for my needs. Thatching for shelter building (Brackon,leaf mould etc..) would be required. Ideally a source of drinking water for customers should be available as well as a place to park vehicles. To give the customers the most enjoyment from educating in this environment road noise/man made noise would be a negative. All insurance would be covered. Fires are obviously a huge part of the teaching that I would be delivering however these would be closely controlled and fully extinguished before leaving the woods. If you feel that you have woodland which meets this criteria please contact me by e-mail, hopefully there is a business oppurtunity there. Best regards Matthew Adams More details

South Hampshire

Hi, We are looking for a woodland to hold our wedding reception in next summer (June or July 2013). No need for the owner to do anything, we will sort out the bell tent, toilets, clean up, etc) It will be a Saturday evening and access to the site for the whole weekend would be good. Alternatively, being able to rent the site for a few months/weeks prior to the wedding would be very handy and will enable us to set up slowly. Thank you! More details

sussex, surrey, kent, anywhere in the South East.

Hello there, i am looking for a piece of woodland to carry out pest control, ie: Rabbits, Pigeons, Squirrels and to zero my rifle, as i am a qualified Deer stalker. Any land considerd, can pay for an annual lease or maintain fences or carry out any other work as payment, all rules respected and there will never be any damage to your property. I would report any activity on your land, its nice to have someone check your land on a regular basis. Thanks for taking the time to read this and if you can help, then please email me any details and i will get back to you as soon as i can, cheers. More details

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