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Turn over a new leaf in Great West Wood, Lincs

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Couple working in wood in Lincs

Outdoor fans are being invited to shed the pounds and help the environment.

The Forestry Commisison and Lincolnshire Limewoods Project are staging a first woodland workout event of the year in Great West Wood, near Wragby, Lincolnshire, on Saturday 13 February.

Between warm up exercises and cool down stretches, there’ll be chance for people to join in practical conservation tasks like hazel coppicing, removing invasive trees and plants and making stakes and binders for hedge laying.

Hannah Darcel, Health and Wellbeing  Ranger with the Forestry Commission, explained:

“This event is a great way of staying active, meeting new friends and giving Mother Nature a helping hand. You can work at your own pace, so you’ll only break out into a sweat if you want to.”

Great West Wood is part of the Bardney Limewoods National Nature Reserve and is a site of special scientific interest. It contains a rich diversity of plant species and a moated archaeological feature.
The free event is also suitable for people recovering from illness.  It runs from 11am to 3pm and booking is essential on 01623 822447, or email


Forestry Commission England is the government department responsible for protecting, expanding and promoting the sustainable management of woods and forests and increasing their value to society and the environment. Forestry makes a real contribution to sustainable development, providing social and environmental benefits arising from planting and managing attractive, as well as productive, woodlands. For more visit

The Lincolnshire Limewoods is an area east of Lincoln, centred on the Bardney Limewoods National Nature Reserve and the Witham Abbeys: the remains of several medieval religious houses along the River Witham. The Lincolnshire Limewoods Project is a partnership of local, national and voluntary agencies working together to protect, enhance and promote the natural and historic landscapes of this nationally important area. The project is supported financially by the Heritage Lottery Fund and project partners.

Richard Darn on 01226 246351, mobile 0775 367 0038.