A partnership between the Woodland Trust and the National Trust

Charcoal weekend at Bovey Valley

Practical Charcoal Experience 11th and 12th April 10am Sat through to Mid afternoon Sunday

Join us for 2 days to take part in a charcoal burn and learn the traditional woodland skills involved. We will create charcoal using the earth and tin method using wood from the Bovey Valley Woods. You will load the kiln, light and monitor the fires throughout Saturday and into the evening. On the Sunday you will be involved in assessing when to stop the process and unloading the Kilns to see how successful the process has been.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

This is a 2 day event with the option to camp over (toilet, and BBQ facilities will be available – you will need to bring everything else ).OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Starts 10am Saturday morning through until mid afternoon on Sunday.

Cost £25 per person. Booking Essential contact Dave Rickwood davidrickwood@woodlandtrust.org.uk or call 08452 935810

If you can’t spend the whole weekend – don’t worry come to see this in progress and other activities too.

Traditional Woodland Crafts Weekend 11th and 12th April 11am – 4pm

Horse Logging

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Bring a picnic and explore the Bovey Valley Woods. See a charcoal burn in progress and learn more about this ancient craft. Have a go at making charcoal to draw with, on an open fire (and toast bread and marshmallows at the same time!). Watch the horse dragging felled timber from the woods in a traditional demonstration of Horse Logging and get weaving with wood and have a go at making a hurdle fence!

Suitable for 5 years old to adults. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Wear boots or wellys as ground is uneven and can be very wet.

This event is free. For more information and to book contact Dave Rickwood on 0845 935810 or email davidrickwood@woodlandtrust.org.uk

Meet at the Woodland Trust Car Park, Pullabrook Wood. Follow the Brown signs to Bovey Valley Woods from BoveyTracey

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