Waterhouses woodland group

Waterhouses Woodland Group meets every Friday at 13:00 hrs at the footbridge at the Eastern end of the village (just along the lane from the Chapel Garage). Formed as a response to Durham County Council’s Durham Woodland Revival scheme, the volunteers meet to carry out tasks to manage our lovely local woodland. We aim to improve the amenity value of the woods to residents and visitors in a way which also diversifies woodland habitats and increases the numbers of species that live there.

Typical activities include: thinning of overgrown and overstocked areas; pathway improvements; meadow management; wetland improvement; introduction of traditional woodland crafts such as charcoal-making.

No previous experience necessary! Tools, equipment and training supplied (just wear appropriate clothing and footwear). The session finishes at about 16:00 hrs.

We also welcome interest from anyone who may not want to do woodland work, but would contribute by engaging in species surveys, industrial heritage and history, or any other aspect of Waterhouses life.

We are interested in setting up a weekend session for those who can’t attend on Fridays: please get in touch if this is you!

Contact: Stefan Gemski on 07946519101


Request for support for woodland projects  Letter asking for support

Durham woodland revival information about proposed work

Letter template to use if you want to add your support

Notes of meeting: October 2018


Details of the orchard planted in 2017