Offwell Woodland and Wildlife Trust


Offwell Woodland and Wildlife Trust

Patron: Neil Parish MP 

Registered Charity No. 1000198 

Local Trustees: Vernon Whitlock and Janet Banfield.

Offwell Woodlands is a Forestry Commission Enterprise site In the Parish of Offwell. This 50 acre site is managed by the Offwell Woodland and Wildlife Trust and consists of a wide variety of restored habitats rich in wildlife. The Trust works with environmentalists and teachers and it is supported by a dedicated team of volunteers.

The woodland is ‘open access’ and free for all to enjoy. The lakeside tables are the ideal place for a picnic.

We are also very pleased to be able to make our Lakeside Classroom available to Offwell Primary School who regularly use it and the surrounding woodlands for their activities.


To get to the woodlands take the lane down the hill beside the Church. After about 200 metres there is a kissing gate and public footpath across a field toward the woodland. Walking time from the village to the woodland centre is approximately 20 minutes.

For more information on Offwell Woodlands please take a look at our       Facebook page, where there are regular updates – (search for Offwell Woods) and also see our new website (2017):

(with links to  which provides practical environmental education for all abilities and ages and is a world renowned resource).


Tel:    07934 918156

Please note: 

There is no public vehicular access to the Woodland Education Centre; if you require assistance in getting to the Centre please get in touch. 

Parking is available In the Village Hall Car Park where a donation of £1 is requested. Please contact the Village Hall Treasurer, May White (01404 831547), for more information. There is no parking permitted on the bridle path or footpaths alongside West Colwell Farm. 

Regular woodland updates can be found on the Offwell Woodland News page, which can be found under Clubs & Societies on this website.


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