We’re here to make small British woodlands thrive, by connecting people with trees and timber in new and meaningful ways.
We run a maker-space, courses, events and a community woodland group in Dartington, South Devon.

The woods make you happy. Fact.

Our aim is to innovate the type of activities that happen in woods, and bring a wide range of people into contact with trees. When we put on events, you’ll hear about them here and on our social media sites (links below). 
We also arrange bespoke events for a variety of occasions from music gigs, to week-long camps, lectures, pop-up restaurants, film viewings, silent discos and many more. We’re very open minded and game for some interesting things. If you’d like to bring an idea to us, we’d be happy to talk. 

Upcoming Events

Welcoming Back the Light (Imbolc Gathering)

Welcoming Back the Light (Imbolc Gathering)

Date & Time

01/02/2018 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A low-key gathering to mark the occasion of Imbolc and the returning of the light to the sky, and life to the forest.

Find out more about Welcoming Back the Light (Imbolc Gathering)

'Special Branch' Tree Planting Mission!

‘Special Branch’ Tree Planting Mission!

Date & Time

04/02/2018 10:30 am - 3:30 pm



“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, the second best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb

Every Sunday in February our guerrilla planting crew ‘Special Branch’ will be helping Moor Trees plant thousands of trees on Dartmoor. Special Branch is recruiting people like you to help. We’ll be aiming not just to plant trees, but to have a flipping good time whilst we do. Expect a party atmosphere, and come and help save the world.

There are 16 places on a minibus leaving from Dartington at 9:45 on Sunday morning, places on the bus will be first come first serve, although you’re welcome to drive and meet us there. Exact details of where to meet will follow once you sign up.

All you need to do is sign up then await further details. On the day you’ll need a packed lunch, rugged outdoor clothing and some fantastic dance moves. Get involved, this really is an opportunity to give something back to the ground and do something that makes you feel really good!

We can’t wait.

Find out more about 'Special Branch' Tree Planting Mission!


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Let’s build a place where people can share machinery, knowledge and skills. Let’s make a place where we can use local timber, to craft awesome products. Let’s make a place where people can learn about wood, and the doors are open to everyone.

So we are. We have travelled internationally to learn from the best maker-spaces, community workshops and fab-labs.

The Wood Lab concept lies somewhere between a community wood-workshop and a fab-lab, that unites small wood-based businesses together with timber suppliers, processors and foresters. Our location is on the edges of North Woods, Dartington, UK. 

This is a collaborative project and during our development phase, we are inviting anyone who works with trees or timber to share their ideas, or ways they might like to be involved. 

We're expecting WoodLab to offer:

Extensive and well equipped, modern machine workshop

Naturally lit, rentable work space + storage

Comprehensive dust extraction

Timber drying kiln facilities

Tuition and courses

The network and support of other experienced makers

An e-store for members to sell their products

Meeting room/canteen

150 acres of woodland to relax and draw inspiration from

Great convenient location


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We already have a lot planned and there is much activity behind the scenes. We’re currently in the process of building our full website but please feel free to contact us using the form below.