Revitalising the local woodland culture
Dynamic Woods adopts a holistic approach to our local woodlands encompassing community, economic and environmental issues. We draw on the expertise of, and build partnerships between all interested parties to develop sustainable ways forward for our local woodlands: breathing life into our woodland heritage and ensuring the future of this beautiful resource for many more generations.
Combating a history of neglect
We have inherited a neglected woodland culture. Whilst we import over £100 million worth of hardwoods each year, our own broadleaf woodlands lie neglected, their wood considered worthless or even waste. Some of these trees that have graced our landscapes for generations even end up in landfill sites when they could be contributing to the local economy; providing training and work opportunities as well as improving the environment and providing local amenities. The future of our woodlands depends on all interested parties coming together to develop a sustainable way forward. Dynamic Woods helps forge working partnerships between landowners, communities, businesses and environmentalists. It also offers training, cooperative marketing, wood-processing services, incubation space for new indigenous businesses and environmental restoration work.
Dynamic Woods is based at Inzievar Woods by Oakley. This mixed woodland has recently been reclaimed for use both as a public amenity and as a working woodland: showing how private ownership and community interest can come together for the benefit of all.
Take a walk on the wildside - the natural adventure playground, explore the natural dens and hideouts, discover where the deer come down to water, look out for signs of foxes. Woodlands are great play areas for all ages, from a slow saunter with the dog to an adventure packed jungle exploration with a five year old. We encourage you to step off the path and discover the woodland for yourself, Woodlands offer great areas for kids to run wild, why not organise a play group bear hunt, a sausage sizzle, or a treasure hunt. A fire can be lit in the fire circle by the pond but must be put out before you leave. Inzievar woods are also a fantastic resource for all ages, with school children using the woods for their outdoor learning, events such as the forest festival when all sorts of things went on at the woods. There have been hundreds of teddy’s roaming free at a teddy bears picnic and back in 2001 they were even joined by a dragon, Draeko! Come explore for yourself, will you find your way through the Yew tree labyrinth? Can you spot signs of Red squirrels? Inzievar offers a beautiful walk which ever direction your feet take you. While woodlands are a wonderful community resource, they are also part of the rural economy and form part of someone's livelihood. All we ask is that you leave the woods as you find them for others to enjoy.