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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 West
  • Morning venue - Rigg Wood, Coniston
  • Afternoon venue - Crag Howe, Coniston

Whole Day meeting.

Rigg Wood - ASNW and PAWS.  Difficult harvesting and interesting woodland archaeology and ecology.

Crag Howe - Ancient limes, ash disease, woodland archaeology and catttle grazing in woodland.

For more information please contact the local Honorary Secretary:  Ian Jack.

  • Morning Venue - Heart Wood, Tebay
  • Afternoon venue - Weasdale Nursery, Newbiggin-on-Lune

Whole day meeting.

Heart Wood, Tebay - Iconic and well loved eastern Lake District wood with sensitive management prescriptions.

Weasdale Nursery - Renowned tree and shrub nursery noted for producing hardy stock.

For more information please contact the local Honorary Secretary: Ian Jack.

  • Morning venue - Clayton Vale, Manchester
  • Afternoon venue - Manchester Tree Station, Manchester

Wholel day meeting.

Clayton Vale - Former landfill planted 40 years ago, now a nature reserve. Management prescriptions in a large city.

Manchester Tree Station - Community owned and ethically based tree work enterprise with emphasis on sustainable use of woodland produce.

For more information please contact the local Honorary Secretary: Ian Jack.


  • Venue - Curwen Woods, Carnforth

Control of cotoneaster on limestone pavement.  Ancient woodland thinning and new woodland creation.

For more information please contact the local Honorary Secretary: Ian Jack.