Welcome to eForest.co.uk. We are one of a depleting number of natural ancient woodlands that is now being sympathetically managed to preserve it's natural beauty & it's diverse wildlife..
Supported Learning Sustainability program.
A successful pilot scheme in 2011 has helped us make the decision to take more bookings in this sector.
Respite We are offer a free service for nature lovers recovering from serious illnesses. This is however subject to availability.
Art workshops at eForest
Whether you want to just relax and paint the scenery, whittle away
to make tools, cane or actively take part in a group
workshop constructing a sculpture or shelter there will be something
for everyone to get creative in the wood. Our craft workshops run from
March to October but winter bookings are available for the hardy amongst you upon special request.
In fact the wood is beautiful in the winter too. As long as we have access, we can host a workshop to suit.
What will be on offer over the 12 calendar months?
Making and Drawing with Willow Charcoal
Whittling tools, Giant Knitting Needles
Working with Clay
Clay & Plaster Moulds
Painting and Drawing
Textures, Collage and Frottage
Organic Jewellery Making
Ever wanted to try the old fashioned way of lighting a fire by
rubbing two sticks together or even trying the Ray Mears style of using
flint and magnesium. Our woodland bushcraft courses are for all levels
BBQ Charcoal Making
Fire Building and Lighting
Clay/Earth Oven construction
Bird Box Making
Insect House Making
Woodland Activities for All
Bird Watching & Identification
Animal Track Identification and Plaster Casting
Pond/Stream Dipping for wildlife
Bug Catching & Identification
Clay / Earth Oven Building
Shelter / Bender Building
Working with Clay
Whittling with wood
Drawing & Painting
A mixed woodland consisting of mainly English Oak, Ash, Hazel & Hornbeam with a scattering of Japanese larch, Western Hemlock, Wild Service, Hawthorn & Various Pines. The diverse environment, the varying elevations & the presence of a year round water source make it an extremely attractive home for a broad range of wildlife. During the warmer months there is an area of diverse vegetation, this is home and a nursery to a variety of butterflies, bees, dragon flies and damsel files to name but a few species of insects that thrive on the woodland edge.
The woodland Habitat is a permanent sanctuary for
british and migrant wildlife. Early May brought the sound of the
declining Cuckoo which migrates from Africa and in the summer came the beautiful song of
our native Nightingale. The wood is home and a breeding ground for an
array of Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians and Insects as well as a variety of
fungi, trees & wild flowers.
Mammals The graceful, shy and frequently
spotted Roe Dear, Red Foxes, a variety of Bats, Voles, Pigmy and Common
Shrew and the Yellow Necked Wood Mouse to name but a few.
Birds Buzzard, Tawny Owl, Wren, Woodcock, Wood Pigeon, Tree creepers & Woodpeckers, Pheasant & many more species.
Insects The wood is a haven for a huge variety of insect from the Wood Wasp to the Woodlouse.
Reptiles Adder, Lizards & Grass snakes are present in some areas but are very elusive.
knowledge and expanding skills are used to make your visit to the
eForest wood, a memorable, fun and an informative experience. Whether
you visit for the day or stay on a residential our friendly staff will
welcome you with refreshments and a full health and safety briefing. Our activities and workshops are aimed for both family fun and