Join us for a guided walk to learn about the Woodland Trust's ash dieback management at Butcher’s Wood with our site manager, Phil Truluck. 

This is a gentle guided walk around the site, answering any questions the local community may have about the current ash dieback work at this woodland.

Butcher’s Wood is a small, ancient semi-natural woodland within our Lost Woods of the Low Weald and Downs project area. This exciting project aims to bring back to life forgotten areas of woodland in Sussex.

Don't forget

Please dress appropriately for the weather and walking in the woods.

Long trousers are advised. Please bring a hat and sun-cream or rainwear as necessary.

Please be mindful that you attend these walks at your own risk. The routes include public footpaths that are not paved, there may be patches of uneven ground or tree roots that may be slippery in wet weather.

When and where

  • Date: Thursday 5 August, 2pm-4pm
  • Price: Free, but donations to support the management of our woodlands are welcome.
  • Location: Butcher’s Wood is situated approximately 400 metres south of the village of Hassocks. It can be reached from the village centre by the public footpath that runs alongside the railway. The wood can also be reached from Clayton to the south via two public footpaths.
  • Dogs: Dogs are not allowed at this event. 
  • Access: The wood/event is not wheelchair accessible. 
  • Parking: There is no car park at the wood. There is limited on-street parking in the residential area to the north of the wood. The meeting point for the walk will be emailed to participants.

How to book

Booking is essential. To book, please contact us by email at

Please include in your email:

  • your first name and surname
  • number of tickets needed
  • a mobile phone number and name for each person you are booking for. This is required for NHS Test and Trace purposes.

A Woodland Trust Wood

Butcher's Wood


7.03 ha (17.37 acres)

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