Welcome to the Hampshire Coppice Group website.

The intention of this site is to promote the work of the group Members, as well as giving a voice to the people working in the woodlands of Hampshire.

For more on this check out our members section.

Hampshire Coppice Craftmens’ group was set up in 2003, with the aim of supporting the work of coppice, underwood and associated craftsmen in Hampshire. The group changed its name in 2018 dropping the word Craftmans’.

The group also helps to raise awareness of the benefits and opportunities proper managment provides for woodlands and the wildlife, landscape, rural employment and sustainable development. Our membership statment gives more detail.

Group members take part in many demonstrations and shows throughout the year, demonstrating a wide range of traditional skills including hurdle, spar and walking stick making as well as pole lathe turning and charcoal burning. If you are a show organiser and are looking for something different at your show, please contact the group with your details.

Since its inception HCG has been actively promoting coppicing and associated crafts within Hampshire as well as nationally throught the NCFED.

The Coppice Group is also a member of Hampshire Fare who promote local producers of food, drink and crafts based in Hampshire.