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Hazel Woodland Products

Charcoal burning in Rawhaw Wood

Hazel Woodland Products

Partners in "Building the Links for Rockingham Forest"

Hugh Ross and Carolyn Church have maintained a unique and sustainable lifestyle in Rawhaw Wood for many years. The wood, lying north of the village of Pipewell, is one of England's designated Ancient Woodlands and a Site of Special Scientific Interest. It has a history of coppice management that goes back over 400 years and that tradition is continuing today. 

Hugh and Carolyn produce a range of natural products from hazel including stakes and binders for traditional hedge laying,  pea and beans sticks, and rustic furniture. They also make high-quality charcoal for barbecues and for artists' use.

Coppiced hazel regrowth
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Read Carolyn's picture diary about living and working in Rawhaw Wood through the seasons

Please visit the Hazel Woodland Products website to learn more about this fascinating and lesser-known part of Rockingham Forest.

As part of the Building the Links project, Hugh and Carolyn will be offering:

  • Training courses to teach the traditional skills of coppice management and charcoal making. 

  • Guided walks around Rawhaw Wood.  Some of these will be for the general public, some tailored for families and special groups. 
     

  • For details cof coming training and walks please see the Events page

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Please feel free to phone if you would like to discuss volunteering to help out with the work in Rawhaw Wood, or for any other matter.

Hazel stakes and binders
Rockingham Forest Barbecue Charcoal
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