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Bec Briar


HoneyWoods is run by tree enthusiast and all-round woman-of-the-woods, Bec Briar. Bec manages Tortworth Forest Centre as well as a variety of nature-based events in woodlands across the UK. She has worked with a number of different groups at Tortworth from adults with addiction, families, youth groups and forest school groups.

Bec is a qualified and experienced ethnobotanist, teacher of land-based crafts as well as holding her level 3 Forest School Leader qualification. She is an aspiring maker using natural sustainable products from ethically sourced wool to home grown willows.

She knows the arboretum inside out, and can’t wait to share her enthusiasm for this magical place with you.

January 2022

Two day intro to spinning wool

January 22 @ 10:00 am - January 23 @ 4:00 pm
Whittle and Weave, Ford
Wiveliscombe, United Kingdom
£160 Sold out
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Learn the basics of spinning wool fibres with Bec. From choosing fleeces, washing them, preparing them to spin, you will learn to make your own natural yarn using a drop spindle and spinning wheel. We have our own flock's blade shorn fleeces for you to choose from, grown just a few minutes from the workshop. This two day workshop is suitable for beginners as well as those wanting to move from the drop spindle to the wheel. Based at my…

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April 2022

Woodland Women – Reconnecting

April 9 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tortworth Forest Centre, off Tortworth Road
Wotton Under Edge, GL12 8HH United Kingdom
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Escape from the noise and business of the city and join us under the extraordinary trees at Tortworth Arboretum, where we will be immersed in nature, free to relax and unwind around the campfire. Whether you come along just to sit and enjoy the peacefulness of the trees, or want to explore and discover the wildlife that this unique landscape offers, you will be welcome to try out a range of woodland crafts and skills in your own time and…

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June 2022

Women’s Wild Camp

June 3 @ 3:00 pm - June 5 @ 12:00 pm
Tortworth Forest Centre, off Tortworth Road
Wotton Under Edge, GL12 8HH United Kingdom
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Join us for a weekend of woodland explorations on our Wild Camp at Tortworth Arboretum, South Gloucestershire next June. This weekend is designed to support you to gain skills and confidence camping, learn about woodland plants and how to stay safe, and have a few useful bushcraft skills under your belt. We welcome all women who want to try out or practice outdoor knowledge and skills in a non-competitive, supportive environment. This is a simpler event than the Wild Women…

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