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Try your hand at learning woodland coppicing

Nature Volunteering
The independent charity Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) is running a Woodland Heritage Conservation Day on Saturday 26 September. This drop-in event will be held between 10am-4pm at Grimeshaw Wood, Essendyke Road, Bretton, Peterborough PE3 8JD.

Visitors will have the opportunity to discover how local woodlands are managed, and learn new skills such as coppicing and habitat building. No experience is needed and all tools are provided. Lunch will be provided. Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear.

Bretton’s Ancient Woods, to the East of Peterborough and once part of William the Conqueror’s Royal Rockingham Forest, are being made more accessible to the public thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Woodland Heritage in Action, a project run by the independent charity Peterborough Environment City Trust in partnership with Peterborough City Council, will see this ancient urban woodland restored and made fully accessible for the first time in over 75 years.

For more information, call Matthew Robinson on 01733 568408, 07736 308475 or visit