Forestry Commission logo

Latest news update - 26th September 2016

A bumper harvest!

Crab appleOur orchards, which contain no less than 756 different varieties of apple, have been producing great crops this year.  As such our visitors have been sampling varieties such as Galloway Pippin, Queen Alexander and Red Ellison’s Orange.
A new Orchard Project kicks off in November of this year enabling local volunteers to get involved in the management, harvesting and, of course, the tasting of this very special collection of fruit trees!

If you are interested in getting involved CONTACT US.

New homes for wildlife.

Sleeping DormouseLocal Jeskyns volunteer, Mark Johnson, saw his hard work come to fruition this summer, when Rangers installed 20 of his handmade Dormouse nest boxes. A monitoring programme has now started and we hope to see the Dormice (which are a European Protected Species) start moving into them soon! 

Mark has also made up three superb bat boxes which we hope to get installed on site over the coming months.


2m height barrier at Jeskyns car park entrance

In response to increased fly tipping and illegal encampments in the local area, a 2m height restriction is now in force at Jeskyns car park entrance.

We do appreciate that this will cause considerable  inconvenience for a small minority of our visitors and offer our sincere apologies.  Unfortunately the high risks and costs associated with the crimes of fly tipping and illegal encampment present us with no other choice and we hope that you will understand our reasoning.

Forest Schools - Various dates throughout  2016

Childrens hands feeling the texture of tree barkForest School provides a rich and stimulating natural enviornment enabling children to become independent, confident and creative learners.

Activities are carefully managed to include an element of challenge and help chidlren develop skills and confidence to manage risks. Through Forest School, children of all ages and abilities develop self-esteem and self-confidence

For dates and details of all sessions:

Contact: Anne-Marie


Last updated: 26th September 2016

England's Woods and Forests are cared for by Forest Enterprise England, an agency of the Forestry Commission.