Joyden's Wood Investment Project
We're excited to announce a fantastic new investment project at Joyden's Wood. With funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, The Woodland Trust are hosting a huge variety of projects, events and activities to improve your experience of visiting Joyden's Wood.
During the summer of 2009 we carried out a visitor survey to find out what people thought worked and didn't work in the wood. From these results we have built up a project that aims to make the wood more fun, educational and suitable for all ages.
What Activities are we Planning?
The following is a list of all of the different projects that will be taking place over the next two years. Please keep an eye on these pages for more information as the project progresses
- Summer Family Events - including bat walks and treasure hunts
- Schools Discovery Week - a range of activities for schools
- Coppicing Training Days – events to learn about coppicing and woodland management
- Schools Pack – an educational resource for schools to use if they visit the wood.
- Access Improvements – a huge range of improvements to many access areas throughout the wood
- New Interpretation boards
- Finger Posts – pointing out the key features of the wood
- Circular Walks – more waymarker posts for the Faesten Dic walk and a brand new circular walk for people to explore
- New leaflet
- Wood Fair – a huge event in the summer of 2011 to celebrate the project and invite all local people to come and enjoy the wood. Will hopefully include a battle re-enactment, sculpture demonstration and various stalls.
- Woodland Sculptures – a selection of woodland sculptures to be created around the wood
- Survival Skills – a course for young adults/children to become more involved in woods and the outdoors
- Pond Survey – a survey to look at the possibility of bringing the picnic pond back to life
- Visitor Surveys – additional surveys to find out people’s reactions to the works and any improvements that could be made.
- Oral History Project – a collection of stories about the wood to build up a collection of memories