CHARNWOOD: Bringing new skills to old landscapes

We are holding a consultation meeting with artisans, groups schools, colleges and businesses to create a new forum that will engage with people and communities to develop skills and interests in protecting the natural and cultural history of Charnwood Forest.  The Forum is being held on 6th December 2018 at Beaumanor Hall, Loughborough  between 6.00pm and 7.30pm.

As part of a wider project to promote the Forest and its heritage, landscape, ecology and geology, we  are working with the National Forest and the Charnwood Forest Landscape Partnership to create exciting new ways for local people to help in conserving the Forest and its traditions.

To date we have been building up a profile of current activities, courses, outdoor learning, and skills with the aim of creating a picture of who uses the forest and linking these together to create an education and training plan for the next five years.

Go to our Training & Events Page to book you place

ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION – see our new 2018-2019 Prospectus!

We are pleased as punch to be publishing our new prospectus!

We have supported 60 students since we began alternative education in 2015.  Schools, social workers and families have seen the difference it can make to educating a young person in the great outdoors. We achieve great results with students who complete courses achieving a merit or above.

All students get involved in our day to day care of Burrough Court Estate and the many projects we run. Students get a real sense of community and camaraderie when working together with our teaching and land management team.

Book your place ready for September!

Become a weekday volunteer!

Is your New Year’s Resolution to get out more… do you want to learn a new skill… or perhaps get more exercise? The come and volunteer with us!

We are Rutland Heroes! Read more from the February 2018 Rutland Living Magazine

Late last year we were visited by Amander Meade from Rutland Living Magazine.  She was interested to know more about us and spent a happy few hours working alongside our team, students and volunteers. You can read more about what she thought by clicking on the article below:

COMMUNITIES: Celebrating our new partnership

We are proud to be supporting the new Barleythorpe Community Trust which is being launched this month.  

We have worked with members of the Barleythorpe community for the last few years as part of our New Landscapes: New Communities programme.  The programme aims to create skills and experience in managing land sustainably for people involved in the management of open spaces on new housing developments.

The partnership between the Sustainable Land Trust and the Barleythorpe Community Trust will create opportunities for people living within Barleythorpe to access training and support to become Barleythorpe rangers.  The rangers will help to manage the landscapes, create community events, and develop their own volunteer group.

More to follow over the next few months….!