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Managing groups in woodlands


Duration: 1 day

Price: £120

Book with: Small Woods
at Small Woods Association

May Hill
Forest of Dean
Gloucestershire
GL17 0NP

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About the Course

The course is designed for woodland owners, managers and wildlife officers- who are considering working with volunteers and referral groups to run work parties and Social Forestry activities within woodlands.

The course will provide guidance on:

- Identify task focused woodland activities
- Managing group dynamics
- Leadership skills, motivating and managing conflict
- Understanding the woodland needs.
- Identifying skills and strengths
- Identifying and managing risks
- Matching woodland activities with different groups

Course participants will have greater confidence to lead and manage group activities. The course will be will be held at May Hill a fantastic woodland set in the Forest of Dean. A woodland lunch will be provided.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Tools, equipment and refreshments are provided and participants are asked to bring their own food and appropriate foot wear and clothing.
Free parking.
Courses start promptly at 9.30 (feel free to arrive from 9 for refreshments).

Rustic huts on site, camping / campervan area with stocked kitchen and wash facilities and fire pit. Café on site too! Please ask us for advice on local B&Bs and hotels.

Small Woods use only experienced professionals and woodland practitioners as tutors. We have more than 20 years’ experience of delivering courses and training and a reputation for high quality teaching and professionalism.

Small Woods courses are suitable for all levels of experience and ability and we keep course numbers low. The physical nature and/or woodland location of some courses may make them difficult for people with mobility problems. We do, however, have many years’ experience in enabling all groups to attend courses and will make every effort to ensure a satisfying experience for all.



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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.


  • Accessible by public transport
  • Romantic
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Weekends