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Woodland meetings by Division

Every year, the Royal Forestry Society offers up a superb programme of almost 100 woodland visits throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland.  These visits showcase all aspects of forestry and woodland management and are an excellent opportunity for members to meet, learn and exchange ideas whilst visiting varied and interesting woodlands, many of which are not accessible to the general public.

RFS members are entitled to join ANY visit, regardless of which division they are a member of, and will always receive a warm welcome from other divisions.  

To attend a visit, RFS members should simply email their Divisional Honorary Secretary (email address supplied on the fixtures card and on the contacts page of QJF) or email 

If you're not a yet member of the RFS, it is possible to go along as a guest.  If you enjoy the day, we hope you will decide to JOIN and come back for more.

To use the map:

Hover your cursor over the divisional area of the country you would like to look at, then click. 

This will bring up the list of divisional visits below, including date, venue, theme and timings for the day. 

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North Wales
  • Venue - Maelor Forest Nurseries, Whitchurch, Shropshire

Tree breeding genetics and nursery operations.

For further information please contact the local Fixtures Secretary: John Roe.

  • Venue - Dolgellau (Tillhill and Clients)

Forest operations and roads.

For more information please contact the local Visits Secretary: John Roe.


  • Venue - Wepre Park, Flintshire County Council, nr Connah's Quay

Wepre Park - woodland with multiple benefits.

Meeting includes AGM and student prize-giving.

For further information please contact the local Fixtures Secretary:  John Roe.

  • Venue - Snowdonia National Park, Trawsfyndd

Snowdonia National Park and Eden Catchment farmers - water management and riparian issues.

For more information please contact the local Visits Secretary: John Roe.

  • Venue - Bangor

Evening meeting.

BFSA Committee and RFS North Wales Division.

Charles Dutton, European Squirrel Initiative - "Grey Squirrels and trees - implications for forestry"

For more information please contact the local Visits Secretary: John Roe.

  •  Venue: Clocaenog Forest nr. Ruthin - North Wales. Continuous cover forestry and PAWs resoration. Hosted by Dave Williams (NRW).

For more information on this event please contact the local Honorary Secretary, John Roe at 



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