Tree Stories

Suppose we could see what trees can see?

Join writer and researcher John Swanwick to hear how trees are the witnesses of history and the changing landscape.

John has spent two years identifying significant trees in the National Forest and researching the landscape change these tree’s will have seen over their lifetime.  An old oak in Fox Covert at Hicks Lodge is the subject of this walk and talk. Meeting at Moira Furnace we will make our way to Hicks Lodge passing Moira Furance and the site of what was Newfeilds Colliery. At Fox Covert John will tell the tree’s story set against a time line of the landscapes transformation from industrialisation to what you see today. John’s journey of discovery from how to date a tree in situ, through to establishing just what it might have seen and when, will also form part of the story.

This is a free walk but places are limited and booking is essential. Please contact or call 01283 511211.

The walk will start from and return to Moira Furnace.

There are two walks taking place on the 9 July. One from 10am-midday and the other 2pm-4pm. When you book please specify which walk you would like to attend. 


John Swanwick standing next to an oak tree

Event Information

Date:09 Jul 2017

Time:10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Address:Moira Furnace
Furnace Lane
DE12 6AT
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