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The Dorset AONB supports Community Woodlands throughout Dorset and packed within these pages you'll find case studies, photos, videos, inspirational stories and links to those that have been there and successfully done it so that you can too!  We have split the information into pages that will help Inspire you to get out in the woods, Inform you if you want to run a community woodland and make it easy to get Involved by pointing you in the direction of successful groups throughout Dorset.

As a starter for 10, watch the video below for an insight into the Working Woodlanders of Prime Coppice, a thriving Community Woodland group in West Dorset.

If you can't find what you are looking for, please get in touch with Ian Rees, Dorset AONB Countryside Officer: 01305 228235 or


In this section

Insights from successful Community Woodlands on the joy of getting out into the woods and lending a hand.

Thinking about setting up you your own Community Woodland? Access to all you need to know.

Want to get involved? Here you’ll find a details of existing Community Woodlands in Dorset.

The development of the Dorset AONB Community Woodland resources has been supported by the Cabinet Office and Communities Living Sustainably in Dorset.