About us

Friends of Spud Wood CIC (FoSW) is a Community Interest Company established in 2014 so we could work with the Woodland Trust to set-up wood allotments. We grew out of project started by a group in Low Carbon Lymm who wanted to work in Spud Wood.

Our group now has two projects - Friends of Spud Wood & Oughtrington Community Orchard - you can find details about both on this website.

If you want to get involved in either group email us at hello@spudwood.org.uk

current NEWS

  • Food Fest Offer - Pressed Apple Juice - £4 for a 750ml bottle (or you can buy it by the case of 12 for £46),  including local delivery within 3 miles.  The apple juice is pasteurised (i.e. will keep in a cupboard unopened for 2 years or keep in the fridge once opened) and has a best before date of Sept 2025, email hello@spudwood.org.uk for more details
  • Orchard Evenings - we will be in the orchard most Thursday evenings get in touch if you want to join our WhatsApp group or check out the What's On page
  • Summer Fruit Tree Pruning Courses - 25th July & 1st August 2024, 6.30pm-8pm (£10 recommended donation per session)
  • Wooden spoons and cups for sale from our Carving Club, email hello@spudwood.org.uk for more details
  • Woodland Wednesday is a FoSW group who run a regular task most Wednesdays, email hello@spudwood.org.uk for more details
  • Coppicing dates - TBC  check out the What's On page for more details

All our work is within Spud Wood.  The wood is owned and managed by the Woodland Trust, and all our activities are undertaken in consultation with the site manager.   With his guidance and support we help with the management of the site. This includes: 

More details on our sub-pages here.

One of the last remaining old orchards in the area is behind the Rectory next to Oughtrington Community Centre. Back in 2005 we took the opportunity to restore the orchard and to enjoy it. Our project aims to restore and maintain the rectory orchard as a community orchard to provide an amenity for local residents and users of the community centre.

More details on our sub-pages here.