FORESTRY ENGLAND have activities as part of their Feel Good In the Forest programme, these include weekly walks, cycling and low-impact exercise sessions.  You can find more information at –
Places must be booked – contact

Chopwell ParkRun is weekly on Saturday at 9 am – start is 5 minutes walk from the main car park. Be there at the start point at least 5 minutes before the actual start to sign in.

Chopwell ParkPlay is weekly on Saturday at 9.30 am – held in the Pines area a short distance from the main car park.

Meet between 9 and 10 am
Volunteering sessions are on Wednesdays – meet at the Forest Classroom/Volunteer Room to carry out conservation and maintenance tasks in the Wood, in partnership with  Forestry England. A chance to learn more about Chopwell Wood, learn new skills and meet new friends. Tea/Coffee provided, but bring a packed lunch if staying all day. Sessions usually finish by 3 pm.
Woodland Spring Clean
3rd April
11 am – 2 pm
You can do your bit to keep Chopwell Wood tidy by helping Forestry England staff and Friends volunteers with this litter pick.  Come along any time to the Main Car Park between 11am and 2pm – gloves, litter pickers and bags will be provided.
Competition for children to win a prize, just collect a Quiz Sheet and hand it in for free draw entry.
Bat Watch
Date TBC
We hope to bring back our event in 2022 and take you on a dusk discovery of the bats in Chopwell Wood.  Pre-booking essential.  Tickets – cost tbc.  Meet in the layby on the A694 at Lintzford.   Please bring a torch and wear warm clothing as the evenings can get chilly.
Payment and booking details here later – Bat Watch
Fungal Foray
Date TBC
We hope to have a Fungal Foray in 2022.  Pre-booking essential.  Tickets – cost tbc.  Meet in the main car park in the Wood.
Payment and booking details here later – Fungal Foray
Autumn Clean-up
Date TBC
Come and help tidy up the woodland any time between 11 am and 2 pm.  Main car park – litter-pickers, gloves and bags will be supplied.
Chopwell Christmas Tree Sales
8am to 8pm daily
Christmas Trees Sales still to be confirmed for 2022. We hope to have forest fresh Fir and Spruce trees, wreaths and logs on sale at the site alongside the main car park.
Refreshments and Christmas Mini Country Market marquee at weekends between 10am and 4.30pm.  Santa some weekends, between 11am and 3.30pm. Live music some weekends.
More details here – Christmas in the Wood
Local deliveries of trees can be arranged.

Our events programme is subject to change but all details will be posted here and on our Facebook page.