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Woodland Show Success

Monday 27th October

Woodland Show Success

The Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust’s 2014 Treswell Woodland Show was a success on Saturday with around 400 people attending and taking part in a range of traditional woodland crafts. The day saw young shoulders bear the title of ‘Faggot Clenching Champion’ with 9 year old Emma Biggs taking home the coveted prize pot.


A faggot is a bunch of sticks tied or ‘clenched’ together and is used as a fuel source for traditional fired bread ovens and kilns. The bizarre contest was just one of many traditional woodland crafts of the day with families and visitors enjoying den building; besom making and fire lighting demonstrations alongside impressive displays of working horse logging. The event welcomed local land owners, woodsmen and craftsmen with local honey available too.


“We’ve a long history of woodland shows at Treswell, but this was by far the best. It was great to see so many people visiting the wood for a showcase of good woodland management and traditional craft.” – Erin McDaid, Head of Communications and Marketing.


The show was also a celebration of the new extension to the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust’s reserve following the ‘Lost Woodland’ appeal to purchase and restore an area missing from the woodland. The area was purchased successfully thanks to members of the public and funding from Heritage Lottery Fund, Biffa Award and Butterfly Conservation.


Treswell Nature Reserve is open every day with a self-guided trail (pick up a leaflet in the wood) and lots to see, especially in the winter when craftsmen and woodsmen are busy harvesting timber and material for their crafts.


Firewood Logs harvested through our sustainable and traditional management are available for sale at Idle Valley & Attenborough nature reserves and larger orders/deliveries  can be arranged depending upon availability and location by contacting Aran Atkinson on 07527362531.

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