Activity Details

Come and Join the Fun

Everyone is welcome and it is not all hard physical labour, although there is plenty of that for those that are willing. In addition to cutting, planting, bridge and fence making we need volunteers to identify plants, make a photographic record, discover how we can encourage wildlife and decide on the best use of the materials we produce. We need help to show younger people how the copse is a valuable source of renewable material and how important it was historically. By learning this we may once again start to utilise the wood for locally produced items.

We work at Bowlers Copse from the end of October to mid-February. There is no obligation to come every week but when you do, you can work as much or as little as you like. After all some of our objectives are to enjoy ourselves in the fresh air, make social contact and maintain a small traditional woodland area for our community.


After the middle of February birds and animals begin to think about breeding so we stop working in the copse. Incidently this is why St. Valentine's day on February 14th is the "lovers day".

  • We will restart in late autumn 2014.  Watch for details



Bowlers Copse is a short walk from the village between the A41 and the back road to Bicester. The access bridge is on the left immediately after the first link road to the A41.

All tools and refreshments are provided by the Project but you will need to wear warm waterproof clothing, good boots and suitable gloves. New volunteers will be given safety and use of tools training by the team leader on their first session.

If you are interest in joining or would just like to pop along for a tea or coffee at 11:00 then contact either: Mike Pearce Tel. 01869 243967 or Jane Burrett Tel. 01869 241823 or you can send an email to