Are you in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction and looking for a rewarding way to progress that recovery?

Carry out a range of practical skills contributing to the management of local woodlands, including: tree felling/coppicing, green wood work, fire lighting and many other activities; whilst also learning about the woodlands and the animals and plants that inhabit them.

Whilst the sessions will contain some physical activities, you can develop at your own pace and will not be asked to carry out any tasks you feel unable to complete.

Courses are 1 day a week and we have regular course dates available at our 3 woodland locations which run for between 5 and 12 weeks.

Days run from 10am - 3pm

The course is free and includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day

Boots and waterproofs can be provided for those without.

“I’m enjoying the experience whatever the weather brings, learning new skills, and about the wildlife and woodland. We have built up a good team. Thanks for giving me the opportunity!”

“Pete and Lorna are very encouraging in what they would like us to do. They are very patient and very approachable. Would never miss coming” 

We run regular 5-12 week Woodland Rescue courses at all 3 of our locations

Check out our Book a course  page for full list of courses and how to book

IMPORTANT INFORMATION DURING THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) OUTBREAK:

WE TAKE OUR DUTY OF CARE TOWARDS PARTICIPANTS IN OUR PROGRAMMES VERY SERIOUSLY. AS THE NATION COMES OUT OF LOCKDOWN AND WE ARE STARTING TO OFFER OUR IN-PERSON WOODLAND EARTH COURSES AGAIN, WE HAVE PUT IN PLACE VARIOUS SAFETY MEASURES TO MINIMISE THE RISK OF TRANSMISSION OF DISEASE. PARTICIPANTS ATTENDING OUR EARTH COURSES WILL BE ADVISED OF THESE MEASURES PRIOR TO STARTING A COURSE AND WE WOULD ASK THAT ALL PARTICIPANTS RESPECT AND COMPLY WITH THESE MEASURES. THESE INCLUDE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND MORE STRINGENT HYGIENE MEASURES.

IF YOU ARE DUE TO ATTEND AN EARTH SESSION AND YOU KNOW YOU MIGHT HAVE CORONAVIRUS, OR YOU ARE EXPERIENCING ANY SYMPTOMS SIMILAR TO THOSE RELATED TO CORONAVIRUS (PERSISTENT COUGH, FEVER, LOSS OF TASTE/SMELL) PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND AND CONTACT US TO LET US KNOW SO THAT WE CAN INITIATE ANY NECESSARY TRACK AND TRACE ACTION.

AS WITH ANY ACTIVITY THAT INVOLVES A GROUP OF PEOPLE AT THE MOMENT, THERE IS NO WAY TO COMPLETELY ELIMINATE THE RISK OF CONTRACTING CORONAVIRUS. WE WOULD ASK ANYONE WHO IS IN A HIGHER RISK GROUP FOR CORONAVIRUS (E.G. PEOPLE WHO ARE, OR HAVE BEEN, SHIELDING) TO CONSIDER THEIR PERSONAL HEALTH RISK VERY CAREFULLY BEFORE JOINING ONE OF OUR EARTH GROUPS. TO SUPPORT PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT ABLE TO ENGAGE IN OUR EARTH PROGRAMMES, WE ARE ALSO CONTINUING TO RUN OUR ONLINE AIR COURSES - CURRENT AVAILABILITY FOR AIR COURSES CAN BE FOUND ON OUR BOOK A COURSE PAGE.