Camp Wood – Woodland Crafts and Rural Skills Centre

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Camp Wood is a 22 acre woodland in Herefordshire’s Golden Valley, which is being sustainably managed by the owners Ben Hill and Jo Rowland.

The wood contains a wide variety of tree species including Ash, Oak, Cherry, Larch and Norway Spruce, as well as an impressive avenue of Wellingtonia which tower above the rest of the wood. The under storey is a mixture of Hawthorn, Wych Elm, Hazel and Field Maple. During the spring and summer the grass rides are covered with wild flowers including three varieties of Orchid, Cowslip, violet and primroses. Camp Wood also provides habitat for a variety of birds and animals including; Tree Creepers, Gold Crests, Woodcock, Badgers, Frogs and huge numbers of insects. All of which are an important part of the woodland ecosystem.

Our main management objective is to maintain and increase the biodiversity of the woodland. Through selective thinning we are opening up clearings and rides. A small amount of short term revenue is being produced through the thinning process providing small diameter round wood for use in craftwork and as wood fuel. In the long term we aim to grow high quality timber by leaving the best quality trees to mature.

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