Revive the Woods.

by Let's Get Out C.I.C in Brentwood, Essex, United Kingdom

£14,045

raised so far

35

supporters

Our wood that we use for outdoor activities has been destroyed by illegal motorised use. We wish to make it safe & revive the woodland

by Let's Get Out C.I.C in Brentwood, Essex, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 14th October 2021 we'd raised £13,925 with 34 supporters in 35 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

New stretch target

The initial funding will go towards fencing the area of the byway to protect it from further damage, any additional funding will help fence any remaining woodland, speed up the works within the woodland, such as improving the ground, replanting, storage solutions and creating the wildlife pond area.


Regular Donations: After you have completed your donation you will be able to set-up a regular donation arrangement to continue supporting this great cause.
  • Who are we?

I'm Duncan, and last year myself and my colleague Scott started our Not for profit, Community Interest Company, Let's Get Out C.I.C. Our aim is to engage as many people young and old with the great outdoors. Allowing people to gain all the benefits that come with being outdoors, better physical and mental wellbeing, connecting with others and the community, and having a better appreciation of the natural world. 1629296288_parachute_people.jpg

Our goal and aim.

In January 2021 we secured 11 acres of woodland in Kelvedon Hatch, Essex to use for our projects. We can only use less than half this wood currently, due to years of destructive unauthorised criminal motorised vehicle use, which has ruined much of the woodland.

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Our aim is to secure the woodland with fencing and gates, preventing any further damage, level off the deep tracks left by the unauthorised vehicles, regenerate the damaged woodland with a program of replanting native plant and tree species, and adding a wildlife pond. 

1629298143_coffee_morning_1.jpgThis will allow us to expand our offerings of engaging people from all walks of life with the great outdoors. Giving us the opportunity to increase the amount of people using the woods by at least three fold, and all of this will be done whilst improving the woodland, reinstating a balanced natural environment, and improving the environmental awareness of people, especially the young.

This project will also allow us to open up to younger age groups and make the woodland more accessible for people with disabilities.

We have been working with and being supported by the Green Lane Association, who work to protect the UK's network of unsurfaced roads, educate all users in legal and responsible use of the countryside, and fund community projects on public rights of way. For more information on legal driving in the countryside see 

Green Lane Association (glass-uk.org)

What do we need to achieve these goals?

We need to fence the area (approx. 1km of fencing) to prevent further damage and make the whole area safe, including at least two gated areas for future woodland management access.

Mechanical plant hire to repair damaged areas and allow levelling off of criminal damage, reinstating woodland drainage and removing compaction.

Two storage containers for equipment and tools.

This is where we really need your help, the sooner we can get started, the sooner we can work with nature to restore the woodland, improve the environment and more allow people to gain the benefits. 

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Rewards

This project offered rewards

£40 or more

£40 Coffee morning in the woods Reward

Get a morning at one of our family coffee mornings in the woods in Kelvedon Hatch. Free tea and coffee under the parachute shelter and great fun for the kids. Allows one family of two parents and up to three children.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

A shout out on our social media channels

£30 or more

£30 kids bushcraft day

Get a child out in our woods and let them enjoy a fantastic day learning about the world of bushcraft.

£100 or more

£100 Carving for beginners day Reward

Spend a day learning how to carve at our woods in Kelvedon Hatch, Essex. Adult course.

£100 or more

£100 adult Bushcraft taster day Reward

Join us at our woods in Kelvedon Hatch, Essex for a day of trying the basics of bushcraft and learning some new skills. Adult course.

£250 or more

£250 sponsor a fence section Reward

Sponsor a section of our new fence, we will put you or your companies name on the fence and share the news with our followers.

£1,450 or more

£1450 Sponsor a gate Reward

Sponsor one of our gates to the woodland, we will add you or your companies name to the gate, and give you regular mentions and shout outs on our social media channels.

£1,800 or more

£1800 Sponsor a container Reward

Sponsor one of our much needed containers in the wood. We will rename the container after you or your company and give regular mentions and shout outs on our social media channels.

£3,000 or more

Mechanical plant hire

Help us improve and restore the woodland floor, we need to hire some mechanical plant to achieve this.

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