Coppice Volunteer Days 2017/2018

We’re super exited about getting back into the woods this winter. Come and join us and learn everything there is to know about coppicing. Beginners and seasoned coppicers all welcome. We’ll be starting on Thursday 26th of October at Town Close Woods in Kippax. We’ll also be coppicing at Hetchel Woods and Castle Hill Woods later in the year.

Thursday 26th October
Thursday 23rd November
Friday 15th December
Wednesday 10th January

Whether you’re in need of an active day out or feel the need to connect with new people, our Volunteer days have a multitude of benefits for your health and the environment. All levels of ability welcome.
If you’re planning on coming along do let us know via email at so we can gauge numbers. It’s really important that you do, as we need to consider staffing numbers and safety. If you need a lift please let us know in advance and we’ll try our best to help out.
A big thanks from all of us at LCW and we hope that you can join us.
coppice volunteers in hetchel woods

End of season firewood price reduction!!

We thought we should let all our customers know that from now onwards we have reduced our firewood prices from £80 a bulk bag to £65 a bulk bag.
It’s been a great season and we’ve never done so well but across the recent winter months our whole firewood stack has had to be moved from our old yard at Temple Newsam to a new yard space at Redhall.
During which process some logs have been exposed for brief periods, and although we now have a supply that are all good to burn, some have become a bit discoloured – they’ve seen a bit of action! In our view, since they aren’t quite as fresh as they seemed last September and we are committed to providing a consistent quality service we’ve reduced prices until we get back into the new season in September. We hope that’s good news and also that we have enough to keep you going until next Autumn now the sun is showing it’s face more!
Thanks so much for your ongoing custom and support.
All the very best.
Leeds Coppice Workers

Next Volunteer day


This December we are delighted to be back at Hetchel Woods to continue our restoration work of the past few years. We really enjoy working at this ancient woodland. It’s a tranquil retreat and offers a diverse mixture of tree species and habitat… And the natural spring water tastes incredible!


LCW have scheduled a volunteer day at Hetchel on Wednesday 14th December and we’d love for you to join us.


Whether you have lots of experience or none at all, these days are a great way to meet other people, develop skills, learn new skills and most importantly enjoy being outside whilst contributing to sustainable management of Leeds Woodland.


Hetchel Woods Specific directions:

The nature reserve is seven miles north east of Leeds. If approaching from Wetherby via the A58 Leeds-Wetherby road, to reach the main entrance on Milner Lane take the left turn signposted Thorner at the Bracken Fox pub crossroads at Scarcroft. Keep left at a triangular intersection and the nature reserve entrance is on the left, 0.5 miles further on. There is also a public footpath (parking for a few cars) from the side of the A58 at Bardsey.

Bring food, drink, work gloves, waterproofs, warm clothes and boots. Tools will be provided but useful tools to bring include bow saws and bill hooks.


If you are planning to come along please let me know via email so we can gauge numbers.

If anyone has a real problem with reaching the site then we can look into a potential lift from Hyde Park Source in Woodhouse leaving at 8pm or from the Reginald Centre in Chapeltown but do please try to find an independent method of transport. It’s also ok if you reach us later than 8.30.


Thanks for your interest and look forward to catching up/ meeting you soon.

Firewood now available

So folks…. our firewood pile has never been so big. It is HUGE! All sustainably sourced from local woods, seasoned for 2-3 years at our wood yard, dry and ready for your burners.. Help support the regeneration and management of some of Leeds most important woodlands.

It is now possible to order online by bank transfer or paypal. Please go to our firewood shop. Otherwise just email and we can arrange delivery.

Please note we only deliver free to Leeds postcodes ls1-ls18. If you are in another postcode please get in touch to confirm delivery costs before you order.


Coppicing is GO!


For the last few weeks Leeds Coppice Workers have been out coppicing at Townclose Hills. Unusually for the Leeds area these woods are in-rotation coppice. This means that they were cut 8-9 years ago and so the material is a good size for many of the coppice products we supply, such as bean poles/ hedging stakes/ pea sticks/ hurdle rods. As part of our long term commitment to improving the quality of the woodland we are doing lots of layering of stools to improve the density of trees. This is the traditional approach to tree propagation and is a very successful way of getting new trees from the existing stock within the wood. So no need to non local seed or plant nurseries.

Last years cut has regrown brilliantly with pretty much no animal browsing. This is great news for the future because were already getting excited about cutting it again in 8 years time!

If anybody is interested in getting involved volunteering just get in contact



Charcoal now available

Barbecue season is upon us and Leeds Coppice Workers have been busy in the woods getting absolutely filthy making charcoal. There are many, many reasons why this charcoal is better than imported stuff.

  • Easy to light, no lighter fuel required.
  • Gets up to heat quicker.
  • Supports your local coppice workers
  • Promotes good management of local woodlands, thereby supporting great biodiversity in your local area. 
  • Not transported from the other side of the world.  

Now available at

Vale Stables ,

Grove Lane, Meanwood, Leeds, LS6 4

Please note stockists set their own prices.

Buy direct from us at £7 a bag (20 Litres). Wholesale prices are also available just get in contact.


Garden and Allotment products now available!

Time to get excited about bean poles!

Yes spring is stirring and the sunshine has people heading for the allotment and gardens again.. If your growing beans and peas we have superb bean poles and peas sticks available for sale. By using these bean poles instead of imported garden canes you are supporting the restoration and continued management of local coppice woodlands. These woodlands support a huge variety of wildlife, provide much needed rural employment and keep traditional skills alive.

We are offering bulk discounts on these products because it makes sense to deliver many bundles at once if possible. So if your on a allotment maybe group together with other allotment holders and buy in bulk, saving some money at the same time.

Beanpole/ Peastick Prices (7ft+ long, pointed with 10 in a bundle)

1-9 bundles, £7 per bundle
10-24 bundles, £6 per bundle
25+ bundles, £5 per bundle

Dont forget its national beanpole week too 11-19th April.

Contact us via email or phone

Townclose Woods Coppicing, Kippax

Leeds coppice workers have been busy coppicing some really nice mixed coppice in these woods. The material is the right age so we have been getting lots of bean poles, hedging stakes and hurdle rods out. Its a beautiful place and because the coppice is in its 2nd cycle of management the ground fauna is going to be amazing come spring. We are going to be doing allot of layering of the hazel and elm, hoping to at least triple the stool density and make it one of Yorkshires finest coppices!