FORESTRY ENGLAND have organised weekly walks and low-impact exercise sessions as part of their Active Forests programme.  Places must be booked – for more information contact

Meet between 9 and 10am
Volunteering sessions are back again – meet on a Wednesday morning 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.
Woodland Spring Clean
23rd May
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 10am and 3pm – gloves, litter pickers and bags will be provided.
Bat Watch
2021 Event 
Sorry, but we have not been able to arrange a Bat Watch for this year.  Our Bat expert Joe Shipley will be back again in 2022 to 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
2021 Event 
No event this year, but our Conservation Officer, Oisin, is trying to have a virtual session filmed – more details later if this works out.  There will be 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
Sunday 10th October
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
Saturday 27th Nov to Sunday 19th Dec 2021
8am to 8pm daily
Christmas Trees Sales opening 27/11/21 and closing on 19/12/21. Forest fresh Fir and Spruce trees, wreaths and logs will be on sale at the site alongside the main car park.
Refreshments and Christmas Mini Country Market marquee cancelled for weekend 4th/5th, but will be back other weekends between 10am and 4.30pm.  See Santa on 11th/12th weekend, between 11am and 3.30pm. Live music some weekends.
More details here – Christmas in the Wood
Most local deliveries of trees can be arranged – ask when on site, or phone 07854 716001.

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