Category: Events

  • Angus Climate Hub

    An invitation for local woodland owners and anyone interested in sustainable woodland management from Dirk Sporleder, Woodland Manager at Dronley Community Woodland: Dronley Community Woodland is very happy to announce that we are part of the Angus Climate Hub. The Angus Climate Hub, funded by the Scottish Government, is supporting several projects that are developing…

  • Wood Fairs 2024

    A round-up of wood fairs, countryside shows and nature festivals being held across the country, updated as details are confirmed. If you would like an event to be added please contact Mary. MARCH Midlands Woodworking Show8-9 March 2024Newark Showground, Nottinghamshire, NG24 2NY The Great Scottish Coppice Gathering16-17 March 2024Port of Menteith, Stirling, FK8 3RB The…

  • Online Tea & Talk

    To coincide with this year’s World Mental Health Day on Tuesday 10th October, we’ve decided to stop and have a hot drink and a natter. Join us at 11 am for a virtual event where small woodland owners like yourself can come together to connect with fellow SWOG members and expand your knowledge about woodland…

  • Wood Fairs 2023

    Wood fairs, countryside shows and nature festivals being held around the country in 2023. More events will be added as their dates are confirmed. MARCH Midlands Woodworking Show 10-11 March 2023 Newark Showground, Nottinghamshire, NG24 2NY The National Outdoor Expo 18-19 March 2023 NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT APRIL Kelmarsh Show 9-10 April 2023 Kelmarsh Hall,…

  • News update 14/11/22

    The RFS are hosting a free Barriers to Woodland Management Workshop in Canterbury on Thursday 17th Nov, to help increase understanding of the issues facing good woodland management in Kent and find ways to overcome them. Booking info here. The Forestry Commission and Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service are hosting a free woodland creation workshop on…

  • Woodfairs 2022

  • RSPB – SWOG Meeting 2022

    Update May 2022 We are rerunning this meeting as there were a lot of people who weren’t able to make it last your due to the pandemic, I was one of them!  If you were too and would like to attend, please let me know. It will be taking place on the morning of July…

  • Wood fairs 2021

    A number of wood fairs have made cautious plans to re-open this summer.

  • RSPB Meeting

  • Bumblebees and trees

    Thanks to Gill Perkins, the CEO of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust for her fascinating presentation on why bumblebees are so important as pollinators, the threats to their habitat and what woodland owners can do to help them. CLICK HERE TO VIEW IT

  • SWOG day at Sylva

    SWOG members are invited to an exclusive day of activities at the Sylva Wood Centre, including a workshop in online mapping and a tour of the centre.

  • Inside the National Forest

    The National Forest straddles an area of the Midlands, stretching across Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire. Established more than 30 years ago, it is a post-industrial region that has been regenerated to become a sustainable and much-loved part of the landscape.