The wood was purchased in 1970 and a wooden building was erected in 1972 to act as a classroom and a teacher warden was appointed to both teach and look after the wood. Since then the facilities have been vastly improved and there are now two classrooms and office facilities for the permanent, seasonal staff and volunteers. Great thought has been put in to the design of the buildings and facilities to provide an environmentally friendly operation. Heating is provided by a wood fired boiler which circulates hot water through a conventional heating system. The toilets use grey water for flushing and the washing water is heated by solar energy backed up by electricity from the mains.
The trust is always looking for volunteers to help with teaching, conservation work in the wood and many other tasks.
Why not join the Surrey Wildlife Trust and help conserve the environment in Surrey?
© Peter Denyer, Headley Village Website 2006