What is the Wychwood Project

Established in 1997, the Wychwood Project sets out to enhance and preserve all that is best in the area once covered by the Wychwood Forest. The main aim is to inspire people to restore and conserve landscapes and habitats, planting new woodlands and hedgerows, rebuilding drystone walls and conserving wildlife-rich meadows, woods, hedges and ponds.

The biggest and most notable success to date is the creation of Wychwood’s largest community woodland, Foxburrow Woods, just outside Hailey. 22 acres have been planted with over 11,000 trees and shrubs, as well as a welcome trail and parking areas.

Volunteers of all sorts underpin the success of the Project. Many opportunities exist to develop the necessary skills and to practise them in the company of like-minded people.

Further information can be obtained from the Project’s CEO, Neil Clennell: 07584 262437, info@wychwoodproject.org.uk

April – May 2020