Join Chiltern Rangers and Wycombe Museum to learn more about woodcutting, charcoal and the sawmills – and have a go yourself! Understand more about coppicing
Join Chiltern Rangers and Wycombe Museum to learn more about woodcutting, charcoal and the sawmills – and have a go yourself!
Understand more about coppicing and the making of charcoal, toast marshmallows on our fire in the grounds and use the charcoal to draw pictures of our beautiful trees. We will also explore the story of saw mills using objects from our chair-making collection to understand how the woods around Wycombe led to our most famous local industry.
Wycombe’s river, the river Wye, is the reason many of us are living in the town. Historically, its waters attracted people to the valley and by 1816, more than 30 mills were dotted along the Wye, grinding corn into flour, ‘fulling’ cloth, making paper, and sawing wood from the surrounding Chilterns’ woodland.
Need to know:
- Book a 75 minute slot to get hands on at Wycombe Museum!
- Suitable for families and individuals – under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.
- This activity will take place at Wycombe Museum and involves charcoal, wood and gathering around a fire, so please dress for the weather and the activity!
- At Wycombe Museum there are toilets, a café and space to play in the grounds
(Sunday) 11:00 am - 3:00 pm