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Bretton Woods Conservation and Craft Day

Bretton Woods, Peterborough

Run by: Peterborough Environment City Trust

CREDIT: PECT

Join us for our regular Forest for Peterborough - Woodland Heritage Conservation and Craft Days. Activities include coppicing and habitat conservation, green woodcraft, spoon carving and chair making.

clock10:00–16:00

Suitable for any age

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  • Dogs are welcome at this location

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Details

Woodland Heritage Conservation and Craft Days offer the opportunity to learn traditional skills associated with our ancient woodlands in Bretton. Regular workshops are held throughout the year. Please visit www.pect.org.uk/events for details.

Other Dates

This activity also runs on these dates:

  1. Sat 27 Sep 10:00–16:00
  2. Sat 25 Oct 10:00–16:00
  3. Sat 29 Nov 10:00–16:00

Venue

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Bretton Woods

Grimeshaw Woods, Bretton, Peterborough, PE3 8JD

Meeting point: We meet at 10.00 at Crofts Corner Adventure Playground, Essendyke, Bretton, Peterborough. PE3 8JD. Please wear weather proof clothing and stout footwear.

About this location

Bretton's Ancient Woods, to the East of Peterborough and once part of William the Conqueror's Royal Rockingham Forest, have been opened up to the public thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The project, Forest for Peterborough Woodland Heritage, is run by Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) and Peterborough City Council (PCC) and will see the 23.3 hectare semi-natural ancient urban woodland restored and made fully accessible for the first time in over 75 years. The site, which is made up of Grimeshaw Woods, Pocock's Wood, and Highlees Spinney, is home to many rare species most notably the greater butterfly orchid as well as a wealth of veteran oaks, ground flora, bats, birds, invertebrates and fungi. Forest for Peterborough aims to protect and connect people with the natural and cultural heritage of Bretton's Ancient Woods. Regular classes are run in the woodland, inviting local people to get involved and contribute to their community. A variety of classes are run including craft workshops, teaching people how to carve and weave willow amongst other traditional skills.

Contact

This activity is organised and run by Peterborough Environment City Trust.

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