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Woodland Ways mission:


Education for sustainable development through local action and global awareness.


Discover our educational policy and vision here

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help change the landscape too!





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This month's Tree Quotation


“Rilke wrote: 'These trees are magnificent, but even more magnificent is the sublime and moving space between them, as though with their growth it too increased.”



René Karl Wilhelm Johann Josef Maria Rilke (4 December 1875 – 29 December 1926),
shortened to Rainer Maria Rilke (German: [ˈʁaɪnɐ maˈʁiːa ˈʁɪlkə]), was an Austrian poet and novelist



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Volunteering at Woodland Ways

Woodland Ways volunteers look after four areas of local woodland
for our community, you can help too!

If you belong to a group - WI, Brownies, Sixth Form or at work have colleagues looking to undertake environmental activities - we will be happy to arrange a work party specifically for you. (Min. 10).

You can play a positive role in preserving our local woodland.

Call Nick Sibbett on (01284) 723847 for more information.
Or you may email  him from our contact us page.

You are welcome to come and see what we do, or to come along and join in.

Our work parties last at most 2 hours, beginning around 10.00 am, one Sunday in the month. You don't have to stay that long, and we usually stop for a coffee. If you're still not sure,  why not stop by a work party to say hello and see what we do. Tools, training and work gloves are provided.

We place a high priority on ensuring safe working. Children are very welcome, and must be accompanied by a responsible adult.  Occasionally we have social events, such as a trip to another woodland site or a barbecue at a member's house.

Our work calendar is available here on our calendar page.

Volunteer with us, It's great fun - we laugh as we work - and we are helping to preserve existing community landscapes and to create new ones for future generations.

Our Giant Bat - embedded

in the hillside at

Natterer's Wood

This enormous flightless creature was created to be at the centre of our new community woodland, on the slope overlooking Bury St. Edmunds.


The centre of the bat will be our wild flower meadow - you can come and rake it this summer.


See our work parties page for dates.


To see the professionals our volunteers worked with to create our landscape feature have a look at our suppliers page.