May 4, 2023, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Woodhall Park near Watton-at-Stone – Home Counties Division

The Estate contains some 1,000 acres of woodlands. The current policy is to clear fell the post war conifer plantations in favour of native hardwood species. The tour will involve seeing the successful natural regeneration and seed harvesting experiments alongside formal plantation planting so success can be compared. Field margins, buffer planting, pond restoration, discussions around deer and squirrel control with their in-house team will also be covered. A truly fascinating discussion through a mixture of various ages and stages of active woodland management. There will also be a visit to see the incredible veteran trees in Woodhall Park, The visit will start at 10am and finish between 2pm and 3pm so bring a picnic (if it’s wet, it will be under cover). Loos will be available at the start and half way through. We will be partially transported by trailer and there will be walking in the woods so please bring walking boots or wellingtons if it’s wet. A fascinating visit in a progressive estate that is not to be missed. For more information

Hertford, SG14 3NE

For more information regarding this meeting please contact Pat Sedgley at RFS Head Office on

Pre-visit information

In the light of COVID 19, we urge all members to read our COVID 19 guideline notes before attending woodland meetings.  In addition, as an educational charity, the RFS must lead by example on the biosecurity measures recommended by the Forestry Commission (FC) and Defra to minimise the risk of spreading soil-borne tree infections. You can make a difference to stopping the spread of tree diseases. Clean boots are a first step!  For further information, please click here