Tortworth Forest Centre


Grey clouds for their April Open Day did not deter families, especially those with young children, from coming out to enjoy the space. Space with activities, forest trails, the goats to talk to and a big cook pot with a delicious stew cooking on the camp fire. Rebecca Cork and her helpers had put together a fun day.

Dating from the 1890s Tortworth it is an important heritage site. Greater clearing has been achieved and it is now possible to locate original Victorian paths through the forest. They plan to enhance these paths and put in steps where the ground is steep. Good news is that the Heritage Lottery Fund has agreed a grant for mapping the trees at Tortworth. Twelve days worth for volunteer

The camp fire at Tortworth Open Day April 2018
The camp fire at Tortworth Open Day April 2018

s to map the trees using a range finder and GPS system as well as tape measures, then two days of time for the work to be entered onto a database and map for their website. They also hope to be able to record the information on their website for everyone to access.

Now planning how to approach the task, in the autumn they will be asking for volunteers interested in helping with the mapping.