If you go down to Knott Wood today – well, on Sunday 16th June…

If you’d like to attend Treesponsibility’s Knott Wood Open Day,  meet outside Riverside School, Holme St., Hebden Bridge at 11 a.m. on Sunday 16thJune to join Dongria on a walk to the wood (approx 1 mile).
It is helpful to book, but not necessary. Treesponsibility can be contacted for further details about the event on 07847 815926 or email treesponsibility@yahoo.co.uk

You’re in luck if you’d like a chance to try your hand at making candlesticks, spatulas and gypsy roses, with traditional wood-working tools such as the Pole Lathe and Shaving Horse.

Photo credit: Snittebaenk-ny

Children’s activities include rope bridges, and making popcorn on a rocket stove. There is plenty of safe space for kids to play and climb.
There will also  be a bring and share picnic.
In the afternoon Naturalist Charles Flynn of the Upper Calderdale Wildlife Network
will lead  a circular walk round the woodland (1mile). He will identify some of the 633 plant and animal species found in Knott Wood.
Treesponsibility Organiser Dongria Kondh said,
“Having an open day in woodland is a great way to celebrate the end of a very hectic tree-planting season. Treesponsibility has planted more than 16,000 trees since January, so it will be lovely to have a breather and spend a day having fun in the woods. There is safe space for kids to play and climb, and we do hope that lots of people will come and join us to find out a bit more about our work.
“Sadly this is the last event funded by our Access to Nature lottery funding through Natural England. We’d like to thank our funders for supporting Treesponsibility’s work with over 1400 children over the past 4 years.”

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