Previous Projects

Demonstration Woodlands

The demo woodlands database is available for use here.

The project was kindly supported by Friends of the Lake District and the Cumbria Community Foundation.  WEP DW Report 0614.

Cumbria Wood and Forestry Festival 2009/10 –


The aim of the festival was to provide the public and tourists with new, green attractions to go to in Cumbria, and to support small woodland and forestry businesses. A series of events were organised including the wood and forestry area at the Westmorland County show in ’09 & ’10, family craft days, a Greenwood Fayre, and the 21st Century Coppice Conference.

Funding for events was gratefully received from:

Woodland Recollections –

WEP ran an oral history project in 2008 which investigated the changing practices and cultures of woodland management in the Arnside & Silverdale AONB and South Lakeland, including a large area of the Lake District National Park. Personal historical accounts collected from woodland practitioners, land agents, farmers, public agencies and local people have been recorded and archived. Many of the accounts relate to woodland practices like coppicing and woodcrafts and to timber production.