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Events and groups

At Sladebank Woods, we are passionate about creating opportunities so that everyone can spend time in nature and learn new skills. We invite you to read about our ongoing projects and groups, and very much look forward to welcoming you.  Sign up for our regular newsletter to keep updated of current events and opportunities.

Ongoing events

Sladebank Woods Volunteer Day – Fridays, 11am to 1pm

Come along every Friday and connect with new people, the land and your body as we learn together about this wonderful rewilding project in the heart of Stroud. The work is a mixture of clearing around young trees that we have planted, processing firewood, coppicing and pathwork. Friendly work day, all at your own pace. Your help will be much appreciated.
 Text Kesty on 07854169961 to let her know you are coming


Storytelling Circles – Second Wednesday of the month, 7pm to 9pm

Join us for an evening of stories, song and sharing in the beautiful round house. We will gather from 7pm to 9pm with the comfort of a warm fire. We welcome anyone who would like to listen or share a story or song. This is a relaxed and informal event lasting around 2 hours where we share in the magic of gathering together through story, fire and song. Bring your own hot beverage.
All ages welcome. We are offering this on a sliding scale basis (£5-£20) 
Text Kesty 07854169961 to let her know you are coming

Ongoing groups

We host a number of ongoing groups. Currently, they are all at full capacity, but please contact us if you would like information or to be added to the waiting list.

Wood Group – this monthly group helps to manage the woodland in return for firewood to use at home. Their help with coppicing trees, removing ivy where necessary and other work is vital to help the woodland thrive.

Men’s Group – meets once a month as a space where men can talk about issues affecting them.

The Moon Daughters Circles – a community initiative set up by Damaris Bowker and Kesty Jakes in 2010 to support mothers and girls approaching puberty. At the age of 11-12 the Moon Daughters are invited to form their own closed circles. The circles are now organised and run by a group of local mums – to find out more, contact Kate Dineen on 07866 642549 / or Chia Crane 07747 313994.

The Wolf Sisters and Storm Sisters meet here from time to time. To contact these groups get in touch with us.

A mandala created from natural materials
Creating mandalas from natural materials is a popular group activity

Explore the woods at your own pace


The public part of the woods are open seven days a week to anyone who would like to spend time in nature, whether this is your first time in woodland or if you regularly seek out open places. Directions and a map are on the Find Us page.

Build your own event

If you’d like to run your own regular or one-off event at Sladebank Woods, we offer a number of indoor and outdoor locations. Contact us for a chat about what you have in mind.

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