This is an exciting opportunity to stamp your mark on and make a positive and long-lasting impact to an area of semi-ancient woodland in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
You’ll play a personal and hands-on role in helping to regenerate this 10acre ancient woodland, supporting the re-growth and health of its native tree species and woodland habitats.
In small teams you’ll work your own patch of woodland and, using the theory and practical skills you’ll learn over the 5 days, conduct your own woodland surveys and create and enact your own sustainable woodland management plans, undertaking a range of woodland management activities.
You’ll also be supported to achieve the John Muir Award as part of your 5-day experience. The John Muir Award is a nationally recognised and highly regarded Award Scheme focused on discovering, exploring and conserving wild places, so a great addition for your environmental credentials.
On day one you’ll also gain your QNUK Level 3 Award In Emergency Outdoor First Aid (RQF) +F” which covers first aid in all outdoor environments including in a forestry context. This is a must-have if you’re interested in volunteering or working in a forestry environment and a great way to maximise your future outdoor employment opportunities.
In the evenings you can try your hand at axe-throwing and archery and take part in a smattering of woodland games. There’ll also be plenty of time to cook, relax and socialise around the campfire. By the end of the Residential, you’ll be highly proficient in campfire cooking – a great skill to take forward in your future outdoor pursuits and expeditions.
You’ll be living off-grid for the five days to be fully immersed in the natural woodland environment, providing a unique opportunity to live, thrive and build your self-reliance in the world of the outdoors.