A partnership between the Woodland Trust and the National Trust

Heavy horses at Fingle Hillfort

Our woods on show

Have you been to see ‘Forestry Ventures: a century of change in Fingle Woods’, our exhibition in the Greenhill Art Gallery? As it says on the tin the exhibition explores the history of the woods over the last one hundred years. It tells the story of the people who have lived and worked there, from charcoal makers and woodsmen to the lumber Jill’s in the second world war and focuses on the pioneering woodland management of the Dartington Hall Trust. If you have a story about the woods we’d love to hear from you at finglewoods@woodlandtrust.org.uk. The exhibition is taking place in the Greenhill Art Gallery (Fore Street, Moretonhampstead) until Saturday the 28th of October and entry is FREE.

We are also holding a couple of associated workshops, for full details see below:

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Photographic Safari of Fingle Woods

Capture Fingle Woods in its autumn glory and perfect your photography skills with local photographer Paul Moody in this one day workshop.

  • Date and time: Thursday 12th or Saturday 14th of October, 10am – 4pm
  • Place: Greenhill Art Gallery and Fingle Woods
  • Price: £35 per person

Green Woodworking with Alasdair Kilpatrick

Adult course:

Try your hand at the ancient craft of bodging, use a shaving horse and pole lathe to turn freshly cut local wood. Learn the techniques and skills required to work with wood in its natural state and turn anything from a rolling pin to a candle stick in our dedicated green wood workshop.

  • Date and time: Saturday 21st October. Alasdair is running two 2.5 hour sessions on the day – one AM session from 10am until 12.30pm and one PM session from 1.30pm to 4pm.
  • Place: Little Acorn Workshops, Clifford Barton, Drewsteignton, EX6 6QB.
  • Price: £35.00

Children’s session: Make your own coat rack

 Children, get creative in our Green Wood Workshop and make your own coat rack! Starting with a freshly cut log you will cleave, drill and shape the wood using traditional techniques before assembling your own coat rack.
  • Date and time: Thursday 26th October. There will be two sessions, one AM from 10 – 11.30am and one PM from 12.30pm to 2pm.
  • Place: Little Acorn Workshops, Clifford Barton, Drewsteignton, EX6 6QB.
  • Price: £10.00
  • Please note children must be accompanied by an adult.


To find out more about all our workshops and to book your place visit: www.greenhillarts.co.uk

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