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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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Somerset and Dorset
  • Venue - morning - Fountain Timber Products, Brockley Combe, nr Bristol Airport
  • Venue - afternoon - Goblin Coombe woodland, Brockley Combe, nr Bristol Airport

Whole day meeting.

Assemble 10.00am for a 10.30 start.

Morning visit to Fountain Sawmills, a busy home grown sawmills.  Afternoon visit to Goblin Coombe woodlands, to observe woodland thinning of mixed species and SSSI management.

For more information please contact the local Honorary Secretary John Sanders.

  • Venue - Timberscombe, Dunster, nr Minehead, Somerset

Joint visit by Somerset & Dorset and South Western Divisions.

Oak woodlands supporting processing business specialising in quality oak flooring.

For more information please contact the local Honorary Secretary: John Sanders.

  • Venue - Maiden Bradley, Frome, Somerset

Assemble at 10.00am for a 10.30am start.

Silvicultural management of the estate including the conversion of DF to Oak.

For more information please contact the local Honorary Secretary John Sanders.

  • Venue - Longleat Estate, Warminster, Wiltshire

Whole day meeting.

Joint meeting with the Southern Division.

SSSI woodland part of the old Selwood Forest, Lichen, Oak and Hornbeam mixtures (Evelyn). Large Christmas trees. Growing Willow and Eucalyptus for animals in the Wildlife Park, Managing Conifer plantations, big trees, pests and diseases and ancient trees.

For more information please contact the local Honorary Secretary Steve Russell.