Tottington Woodlanders

Welcome to Tottington Woodlanders

We are a registered charity which manages an area of ancient woodland next to the village of Small Dole near Henfield in West Sussex.

Our volunteers cut hazel coppice on Sunday’s throughout the winter. We produce a small quantity of garden products such as bean poles, pea boughs, stakes and etherings (hedging binders). During the summer we attend local fetes to promote coppiced woodland, demonstrate traditional green wood crafts and to educate the public.

Botanical Book Launched

 At the AGM, Tottington Woodlanders launched our first book. It is a 66 page publication which is professionally bound paperback with a wipe clean cover. Covering most of the prominent plants to be found in the wood it is both an informative reference guide as well as...

I’m Not Sure Wassail Works!

Wassailing apple trees is an ancient custom which is supposed to revitalise apple trees and improve their fertility.  On two occasions we have wassailed the apple tree adjacent to  the butterfly glade, and on each occasion there have been disastrous consequences.  On...