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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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South Wales
  • Venue - Castle Hotel, Llandovery

Evening meeting - 7.00pm

Welsh Government Forestry Policy / Confor response.

Speakers - Bill MacDonald (Welsh Government) and Martin Bishop (Confor).

Evening meal also available - price £10.00

For further information please contact the local Honorary Secretary Alan Hubbuck.

  • Venue - Talybont Forest & Talybont Reservoir, Talybont on Usk

Whole day meeting starting at 10.00am 

A joint meeting with the Herefordshire Division.

Forest management effects on water quality plus forest research experiments.

Stops and discussions examining re-stocking, pests and diseases, a Short Rotation Forestry experiment, Victorian culverts along a railway line, clear felling and restock planting.

For more information please contact the local Honorary Secretary: Alan Hubbuck.

  • Venue - Penrice Estate, Reynoldston, Gower

Estate woodland management.

For more information please contact the local Honorary Secretary: Alan Hubbuck

  • Venue - Tredegar House, Newport Docks

Whole day meeting starting at 10.00am

Morning - brief tour of the formal gardens and history of Tredegar House (by the Head Gardener).

Afternoon - Visit to Burt Boulton, telegraph pole importer (also at Newton Docks) to look at processes and tour the site, plus video presentation.

For more information, please contact the local Honorary Secretary: Alan Hubbuck.