Welcome to the Steward Community Woodland website
Steward Community Woodland Under Threat
Our project is under threat following the Planning Inspectorate's decision in August 2016 to dismiss our Appeal against the Dartmoor National Park Authority's refusal of planning permission.
Procession to the National Park HQ 'Taking the Woods to the Park' – Mon 3rd April
10am-4pm, last Sunday of every month
**Please call 07427 519345 to book in case there is a cancellation due to bad weather or illness.**
Steward Wood Conservation Days are an opportunity to volunteer and help with the valuable work of increasing the biodiversity of the woodland, creating a wildlife rich habitat for many species. From tree planting to coppicing, control of invasive species, and surveying to habitat creation. Come along and learn new skills, meet new people and enjoy our beautiful woodland.
Please bring a packed lunch if coming for the whole day. Tea, herbal tea & water from our spring are all provided.
Children welcome and encouraged if accompanied by an adult.
We are Steward Community Woodland, a group of people who are living and working together and have been experimenting with...
- permaculture food growing and land use
- community dynamics
- renewable energy and appropriate technology
- building our own dwellings using low-impact materials
- small-scale woodland management
- experiential and home education
We live on 32 acres of plantation woodland on a steep hillside, located in the beautiful Wray Valley on the edge of Dartmoor. The community was founded in 2000 and is currently twelve adults and nine children.
There are several ways you can arrange a visit...
Volunteering - most of our visitors initially come as volunteers. We are having a break from holding volunteer weeks through the winter but are continuing with our Conservation Days on the last Sunday of every month - see above for more details.
You can donate money to the project here.