The Woods

We are currently cutting coppice in the following woods.

Taggarts Wood/Weston Moor (Clevedon)

This Hazel wood was planted in 2003 by the Avon Wildlife Trust and our Olly has been in there with the volunteers for the last two years. With such a large area of monoculture hazel these patches of regeneration feel like a haven with all sorts of grasses and flowers springing back up. This years cut area is currently littered with beautiful piles of beanpoles, hedging stakes, fascines and firewood.

Hazel Coppice at Taggarts Wood, nr Clevedon

Hazel Coppice at Taggarts Wood, nr Clevedon

Leigh Woods, nr Bristol

Leigh Woods is jointly owned and managed by The Forestry Commission and The National Trust. It is a well used woodland on the outskirts of Bristol consisting of mixed broadleaves and open coppice areas. There are spectacular views over the Avon gorge and an Iron-Age Hill fort making it a very diverse and exciting woodland to visit. The variety of woods, glades and wide sunny paths encourage a richness of wildlife and unique plants including Bristol rock cress and Bristol onion. There are many public footpaths and mountain bike trails to explore the woods by and it’s well worth a visit! We are cutting coppice in the Forestry Commission half of the woodland restoring old coppice back to a coppice rotation with standards.

Volunteers in Leigh Woods cutting and dressing out Coppice

Volunteers in Leigh Woods cutting and dressing out Coppice

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