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

Cancelled: Stargazer Society Spring Equinox Storytelling Extravaganza

Cancelled: Stargazer Society Spring Equinox Storytelling Extravaganza

Date & Time

20/03/2018 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Spring Equinox, World Storytelling Day, Internationl Tree Day all celebrated at the same time. In the woods. With food, drink and fire.

Find out more about Cancelled: Stargazer Society Spring Equinox Storytelling Extravaganza

Dart Dip and Doughnuts

Dart Dip and Doughnuts

Date & Time

02/04/2018 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


North Woods

A short pilgrimage up to the River Dart on Easter Monday, to celebrate this magnificent waterway, refresh our bodies, and then back to the fire for doughnuts and tea.

Find out more about Dart Dip and Doughnuts


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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.