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Woodland Meetings

2021 meetings currently being updated 

The RFS offers a superb programme of woodland visits throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland showcasing all aspects of forestry and woodland management. These are excellent opportunities for members to meet and exchange ideas while visiting a wide variety of woodlands, many of which are not accessible to the public.  Members are entitled to join any visit. To attend, email the Divisional Honorary Secretary (email address supplied on the listing) or 

To use the map: hover your cursor over the divisional area of the country you would like to look at, then click. This brings up a list of divisional visits BELOW:

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North-West Midlands


  • Dates - Monday 11 to Friday 15 May 2020
  • Hosts - North West Midlands Division
  • Base hotel - Mercure Telford Madeley Court Hotel, Castlefields Way, Madeley, Telford TF7 5DW
  • Date of AGM - Monday 11 May
  • Date of Annual Dinner - Thursday 14 May, Mercure Madeley Court Hotel


In the light of public health advice in the face of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, we are very sorry to announce that the RFS Whole Society Meeting has been cancelled for 2020.We will providing members with full refund for any tickets purchased, including the Annual Dinner.

Bifor Rings

We are delighted to announce that 2020's Whole Society Meeting is being hosted by the North West Midlands Divsion.  Our base hotel is the Mercure Telford Madeley Court Hotel on the outskirts of Telford, which will be an excellent base for what promises to be a wonderfully varied programmes of visits.  The AGM will take place on Monday 11 May and the President's drinks reception and the Annual Dinner will take place on the evening of Thursday 14 May.  

Please click here for a synopsis of the Whole Society Meeting programme.  

PLEASE NOTE - each day of the Whole Society Meeting is a ticketed event for which tickets must be purchased in advance. 

If you have any queries about the Whole Society Meeting please email RFS HQ at or call (01295) 678588.  We hope to see you there! 

  • Venue: Delamere Forest, (Forestry Commission) Cheshire
  • Date: 8th September 2021

This visit to Delamere Forest will include restructuring to counter disease and pests, alternative species,  meres and mosses project and managing operations in a busy Forest. For more information on this event please contact the local Honorary Secretary, Chris Henretty 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