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Height Gate 2013 bookings for Woodcraft groups now open!

Wednesday, 5 September 2012


Height Gate is a beautiful seventeenth century farmhouse located in idyllic West Yorkshire between Hebden Bridge and Todmorden. The centre is only a short scramble from Stoodley Pike and its location in the hills offers a perfect place to go for a tranquil and relaxing trip away. The fully equipped building holds groups up to 30 people. More information here:

New Issues for Venturers resource

Friday, 24 August 2012

This week all Venturer groups should receive a copy of our brand new resource through the post. ‘Issues for Venturers’ is a 52 page booklet and CD packed with 36 session plans each focusing on a particular issue.

Antur Dreigiau Penrhyn | Penrhyn Elfins Mountain Adventure

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Aeth criw o blant Gwerin y Coed Penrhyndeudraeth am antur yn y mynyddoedd uwchben Cwmorthin ar yr 22 o Awst. Roeddynt yng nghwmpeini Phil van Gucci, dyn gyda phofiad helaeth o fynd â phlant ar greigiau a llwybrau serth. Dangosodd iddynt gymaint o hwyl oedd gweithio fel tim er bod y sialens yn un anodd ar brydiau.

Blue Skies Camp

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

You may have heard that this summer Woodcraft Folk tried something new – we mixed experienced leaders, young people interested in leading groups, and new groups of children and parents – all at Woodcraft Park Farm. If you’ve played Woodcraft Crumble, you’ll have an idea of what it was like. Our aim was to match up the young people who wanted to develop their skills with the people who already had those skills, plus the children who would enjoy the games run by the new young leaders as they practised what they’d learned.

Cynulliad Blynyddol Gwerin | Gwerin Annual Gathering

Monday, 13 August 2012

Hwre : dan ni efo dyddiad a lleoliad!


14eg-16fed Medi 2012

Caeathro, Caernarfon

Venturer Committee Election Results

Saturday, 28 July 2012

The results are in! The votes for Woodcraft’s first postal election, the third Venturer Committee election have been collected, have been counted, double counted and the results are now here. Groups from across the movement have voted to elect this exciting new committee.

New guide to Workers' Co-ops launched

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

On Saturday 23rd June, co-operators at the annual Futures North conference at Sheffield Hallam University raised a toast and cut a giant cake, to launch the new edition of 'How to Set Up a Workers' Co-op'.

A walk in the (sculpture) park

Monday, 9 July 2012

On 27th June 2012, The Leicestershire District held a family walk. Fifty one Woodies - Woodchips, Elfins, Pioneers, Venturers, DFs and Kinsfolk - came on a two hour stroll through Watermead Country Park on the North East edge of the city.

Your movement needs YOU - open letter to the Folk

Friday, 15 June 2012


Have you heard about Woodcraft Folk’s mentoring scheme?

We are looking for people to be involved in the scheme in a variety of ways...

Woodcraft Folk in Pakistan

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

"Sheffield Woodcraft believes that all brick-kiln worker children should have the right to free education and urges Woodcraft Folk and IFM-SEI to support APFUTU's campaign for the provision of sustainable schools for all child labourers."

This is one of the conclusions of the delegation who travelled from Sheffield Woodcraft Folk to Pakistan to see the opening of a school for brick-kiln workers' children. 

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