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) PANDEMIC:

WE TAKE OUR DUTY OF CARE TOWARDS OUR STAFF AND TO PARTICIPANTS IN OUR PROGRAMMES VERY SERIOUSLY. FROM 19TH JULY 2021, WE ARE NO LONGER IN A POSITION TO ENFORCE ANY PREVIOUS REQUIREMENTS TO PROTECT INDIVIDUALS AGAINST COVID TRANSMISSION, FOR EXAMPLE, THE WEARING OF FACE COVERINGS. HOWEVER, WE WOULD ASK THAT ANYONE ATTENDING OUR PROGRAMMES IS MINDFUL OF THE RISK TO THEMSELVES AND OTHERS AND TAKES WHAT THEY CONSIDER TO BE RESPECTFUL PRECAUTIONS WHILST IN THEIR GROUP; PARTICULARLY WE WOULD ENCOURAGE THE WEARING OF FACE COVERINGS WHEN USING OUR MINIBUSES, WHEN PREPARING OR SERVING FOOD, OR WHEN IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO OTHERS. WHILST SOCIAL DISTANCING IS NO LONGER MANDATORY, WE WOULD ALSO ENCOURAGE ALLOWING OTHERS THEIR PERSONAL SPACE. WE DO HAVE IN PLACE VARIOUS HYGIENE MEASURES TO MINIMISE THE RISK OF TRANSMISSION OF DISEASE. WE WOULD ASK THAT YOU USE OUR HAND-CLEANING FACILITIES AND FOLLOW ANY GUIDANCE FROM STAFF RELATING TO SHARED TOOL ETC. USE.

IF YOU ARE DUE TO ATTEND A GROUP IN PERSON 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), OR WHO HAVE CHOSEN NOT TO BE VACCINATED, 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 MAY BE ABLE TO OFFER A PLACE ON OUR AIR COURSES - CURRENT AVAILABILITY FOR AIR COURSES CAN BE FOUND ON OUR BOOK A COURSE PAGE.