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March 2021
COVID 19 PECKWOOD ROADMAP
(SUBJECT TO CHANGE ACCORDING TO GOVERNMENT RULES)

OUTDOOR SPACE

It is anticipated that the woods, including the woodland shelter and toilet block will be available for day and evening visits from 29th March 2021, No other buildings will be open and the visits will be subject to adherence of the risk assessment of opening up the woods. The cost for a day visit is £60 and for an evening visit £30s.
Booking through the usual email bookings@peckwood.org

RESIDENTIAL VISITS

At present it is anticipated that residential visits will be available from 21st June 2021 and will be subject to adherence of the then current risk assessment. Please note that this may change as government policies change. Bookings through the usual channel.

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The Wood has benefitted from no visitors and is in good condition. Since July the woodland party have been able to keep the paths clear and trees safe. Bluebells had not been trampled!!!; 3 Roe deer and 2 monkjack are enjoying the habitat.

Background

Peck Wood is a residential centre set in 19 acres of beautiful ancient woodland in the North Worcestershire countryside, close to Alvechurch, 12 miles from the centre of Birmingham and 3 miles from the M42.

Mr.J.A.Patrick of Patrick Motors, donated Peck Wood to the Methodist Church in 1948 to provide holidays, training and educational opportunities for children, youth workers and the general community.

Peck Wood is a registered charity run on Christian principles and is currently managed by the Bromsgrove and Redditch Circuit of the Methodist Church (5/18).

Who Uses the Wood?

The historical understanding of the deed of gift is that the site enables deprived children to have holidays. The management endeavour to be faithful to this understanding as far as possible. They can and do however cater for many other groups. The site is recognised as a suitable site for uniformed organisations,( including Brownies), youth clubs and church groups to come for weekends or full weeks.

There is scope for school and woodcraft folk to come for ecology and environmental studies. An educational booklet "Peck Wood in the National Curriculum" is available on request.

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