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.