WE HOPE TO BEGIN ORGANISING EVENTS & VOLUNTEERING AGAIN SOON FOLLOWING GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES.  Forestry England are now organising a Late Spring Clean – see details below.

Volunteering Wednesdays

Wednesdays, 10am

Our dedicated volunteers usually meet on a Wednesday morning at the Forest Classroom to carry out conservation and maintenance tasks in the Wood, in partnership with  Forestry England.  We hope to restart our volunteer sessions very soon – watch this space for updates.

New helpers are welcome and should attend only on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month.  Trained staff should be available on those days to help new volunteers.
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.
We hope to have another organised clean-up event in the Autumn this year.
Bat Watch
2020 Event 
We hope Bat expert Joe Shipley will be back again in 2021 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
2020 Event 
Our Conservation Officer, Oisin, will be leading the 2021 Fungal Foray.  Pre-booking essential.  Tickets – cost tbc.  Meet in the main car park in the Wood.
Payment and booking details here later – Fungal Foray
Chopwell Christmas Experience
2020 Event
Very sad news that the sales were cancelled.
Due to the high risks with Covid-19, the safety of our customers, volunteers and site staff must come first. Also, the increased popularity of the Wood during Covid-19 has created issues with access to the car park.
We hope everyone will understand, and we do plan to continue with the sales of Christmas trees in 2021.

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