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We offer free advice, guidance and support to woodland owners, managers and forestry professionals. Our restoration projects are hosted with local partner organisations in the forestry and rural developments sectors across the UK.

If you own an area of plantation on an ancient woodland site, we can help you discover its history and provide free and impartial advice - from how restoration can complement your ongoing woodland management and objectives, to signposting potential sources of grant funding, restoration training and networking events.

Our project areas

There are currently 20 areas of the UK where we have restoration professionals on the ground to advise woodland owners onsite, and host a range of events each year to offer training.

We endeavour to support as many people as possible, but we don’t currently have UK wide coverage through our partnership projects, although we are always looking to set up new areas where possible.

Map showing our ancient woodland restoration priority areas.

Map showing our ancient woodland restoration projects areas.

To find out more, please get in touch with our restoration team

Or find your local contact using the details below:

Northern Ireland


North and East Yorkshire
Ben Scotting or Will Richardson
01765 609355

South and West Yorkshire
Louise Hackett

North York Moors National Park
Mark Antcliff
01439 772700

Peak District National Park
Ben Lambert
01629 816395

Neville Elstone
01539 822140

Northumberland and Durham
Ian Everard

National Forest
Charles Robinson
01283 551211

Wyre Forest
Tim Selman
01299 488083

The Weald
Jim Smith-Wright
07768 506 664

West Weald Landscape Project
Petra Billings
01273 497515

Lockhart Garratt
01536 408840 / 01608 648657

01462 420851

Herefordshire and West Worcs.
Jeremy Evans
08452 935751


Cairngorms & Hinterland
Alan Crawford
07740 449940

Great Glen & Three Firths
Alasdair Firth
07920 102712


North Wales
Nigel Douglas
08437 705604

Mid Wales
Adam Thorogood
Mobile: 07733 012452; Landline 0343 770 5633

Mid Wales
Andrew Dodgson

South West Wales
Mat Ridley
01558 825308

South West Wales
Gus Helier
07899 926917

Gwent Wildlife Trust
01600 740600

Ancient Woodland Restoration enquiries in Wales
Laura Shewring
0343 770 5533
Or Sue Thorne-Thomas at our Cardiff office
02920 027732

Northern Ireland

Michael Topping
08452 935439


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