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Chopping Wood the Old-Fashioned Way

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Experience hosted by Joy

7 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 2 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

First you will get a tour of the woods with a basic lesson in the ecosystem. Then we will fell a tree and take it be chopped. Lunch we gather ourselves from the woods and cook over an open stove. Then it is time to work off the lunch and work on the wood with a lesson in the art of wood-chopping.

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What's included

  • Food
    Foraged delicacies, plus breads, meats for the grill and vegeterian/vegan o...
  • Drinks
    Soft drinks and beer on request. There's also fresh spring water to drink.
  • Equipment
    We will provide hard hats for all forestry work.
From ₹7,340
/ person
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Meet your host, Joy

Host on Airbnb since 2012
  • Identity verified
I'm head forester at Voltaire's Wood, over 100 acres of woodland in Gloucestershire, a lovely fairly wild wood. I mind the trees, plan the future of the wood and work on its regeneration. Together with Rich Pirie, a local forest educator, we teach the basics of woodland work: wood chopping the old fashioned way, basic woodwork, foraging and forestry.
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Where you'll be

The day will take place in a private forest. We will be outside for much of the day but there is a hut for shelter if the weather isn't too good.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 2 guests ages 18 and up can attend.


This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

No need to worry too much about rain - the trees provide a great shelter.
But if it is windy or stormy we will cancel for your own safety.
Good shoes are really important.

What to bring

A good pair of walking boots, light rain gear