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Hamsterley (Tilhill managed woodlands) - North Eastern Division

  • Venue - Black Banks & Witton Castle, Hamsterley

Start time 10.00am.

Visits to two Scottish Woodlands managed sites near Hamsterley. 

Black Banks is a 148ha site planted by the FC in the 1930s with harvesting, restructuring and restocking.

Topics - Sitka and Scots pine establishment and management; birch encroachment; roading, ride, deer and game management.

Witton Castle has a 45ha mixed woodland.

Topics - New planting and grant funding, PAWS restoration and management, and alternative uses of forestry and development.

For further information please contact the local Honorary Secretary: Hugh & Penny Bence


Most all-day meetings start at around 10:00 and end at around 16:00, but please check precise details with the Local Honorary Secretary.

RFS meetings take place out in the woods in all weathers. Appropriate footwear and clothing should be worn. Please be aware of your health and safety at all times. Do not take risks that could put you or others in danger. Do not attempt to do anything that you do not feel confident about. Please follow instructions.

RFS members are welcome to attend events in any Division.