Love Wood 2020 at Orchard Barn

Love Wood 2020 at Orchard Barn

Come and spend a day at Orchard Barn. We are in rolling countryside in mid Suffolk, IP14 2LY. Our off-grid teaching centre is a beautiful 17th century timber frame barn that has been authentically restored by trainees and volunteers using traditional techniques and locally sourced trees and earth.

Around the site there will be woodland craft and vernacular building demonstrations and taster sessions using traditional hand tools and time honoured techniques.

At 12.30 there will be a guided tour of the old barn and our current project  - the 'like for like' reinstatement of a ruined 1580 Long House adjacent to Orchard Barn.

Please cycle, walk or car share.

Dress warmly as this event is outside. Stout walking boots would be best.

Supervised children welcome, but please note there will be sharp tools in use, and the site is not a playground.

This event is FREE TO ATTEND but donations towards the running costs of this community project are much appreciated. Sorry NO dogs.

No booking needed. However, if you have a woodland craft or a wood based vernacular building skill that you'd like to demonstrate please book your place by emailing




  love wood - woodland craft meets vernacular building