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

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!



A New Workers Co-operative for Leeds

Leeds Coppice Workers is a workers co-operative providing locally and ethically sourced firewood and charcoal and committed to restoring and managing neglected and underused woodlands in the Leeds area using the best sustainable forestry practices.

We aim to create jobs in leeds woodlands for our members and to promote the use of locally and ethically sourced woodland products, including firewood, within the Leeds area. We also aim to reintegrate local people to their woodlands, show how woodland can be managed in sustainable and ecologically sound ways and to train and share skills in woodland related activities.