The Journey

2023

Birmingham Tree Nursery

Birmingham Tree Nursery

Our recent collaboration with Salt Road and communities from Birmingham, exploring memory, ancestry and tree seed nuturing within the context of wider research from MEMBRA.

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Do Trees Have Memory?

Do Trees Have Memory?

MEMBRA asks the question: do trees have memory, and if they do how would that change our perception of them and their standing in our world?

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2022

2022 Winter Tree Vigil

2022 Winter Tree Vigil

The travel conditions were hardly favourable and for many of us just the idea of being outside in the sub-zero temperatures forecast wasn’t exactly enticing, but such is the pull of the Last Suffragette Tree.

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Seed Stories

Seed Stories

Charlotte Du Cann & the Coventry Walking Forest Anchor Women share thoughts and feelings about Walking Forest Projects in 2021.

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2021

Two Day Performance Action with Felled Birch, Coventry

Two Day Performance Action with Felled Birch, Coventry

On 15 and 16 October 2021 from dawn until dusk a felled tree moved through the streets of Coventry, carried by a group of women in an act of endurance and love for the planet and future generations, mourning the loss of forests and ecosystems around the world and...

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Walking Forest Coventry Camp

Walking Forest Coventry Camp

The Walking Forest Coventry camp held from 27th to 30th May was a 4-day camp held at Rough Close woodland on the outskirts of  Coventry. An open invitation was sent out & 30 women joined together to explore the link between women, trees, and activism as part of...

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South Devon Camp

South Devon Camp

From 19-21 March 2021 a group of 15 women gathered to join us and take part in Walking Forest’s first camp online for South Devon. Here three participants, Rosa, Annie and Judy share their experience of the camp. The Camp forms part of Walking Forest’s Season For...

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Walking Forest Online Camp South Devon

Walking Forest Online Camp South Devon

An invitation to join the Walking Forest Online Camp on 19th-21st March. If you would to find out more about the camp please come to our Q & A session on Thursdays 4th, 11th and 18th March at 10.30am.

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2021 Glasgow

2021 Glasgow

An invitation to join the Walking Forest Online Glasgow Camp – Tues 21st, Thu 23rd and Tues 28th September.

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2020

Panniers and Pinecones – Coventry Trip Autumn 2020

Panniers and Pinecones – Coventry Trip Autumn 2020

In 2020 we began our community research, first in Coventry, to see who might be interested in Walking Forest. Follow Lucy Neal’s mapping of the city, its people and places, as she makes connections through time and place like the mycelial web. Read more below.My...

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Walking Forest Online Gathering – 16 November 2020

Walking Forest Online Gathering – 16 November 2020

The invitation: Join an international online gathering for Women Earth defenders and activists to share personal accounts, make connections and inspire courage in us all.  This online gathering will be participatory and nourishing inviting participants to share and...

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Is This It? Looking towards COP26

Is This It? Looking towards COP26

Throughout our travels to Glasgow and beyond, Lucy Neal, myself and Anne-Marie Culhane witnessed rivers bursting their seams and reclaiming land, causing heartache for communities and farmers, expanding territory for beavers, and washing away crops. 

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Batheaston Tree Vigils

Batheaston Tree Vigils

We started the first annual WF vigil in December 2018 inviting each year a small group of predominantly women to gather with us in the company of the last standing Suffragette Tree in Batheaston.

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2019

London Walk

London Walk

On October 14th 2019 we invited people to join us on a performative mile-long walk in London timed to coincide with the October International Extinction Rebellion. Invitations went out through Walking Forest networks as well as directly through Extinction Rebellion circles.

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2018

Tiny Is The New Big

Tiny Is The New Big

Theatre maker, writer and community activist Lucy Neal describes her trip to the COP24 negotiations in Poland in December 2018.

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Acorn Seed Saving Day

Acorn Seed Saving Day

Partnering with Moor Trees we spent a day under the canopy of ancient Dartmoor oak, gathering acorns to plant for future forests.

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Inception

Walking Forest Inception

Walking Forest Inception

In December 2018 Lucy Neal and Shelley Castle took the train to Poland to gift seeds from the last remaining Suffragette Tree in Batheaston, UK to delegates at the COP24 climate talks. This was followed a week later by a night time Vigil at Rose’s tree back in the...

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Personal Perspectives

Personal Perspectives

Ruth, Lucy and Anne-Marie talk about their radical ancestors and particular sources of inspiration from the suffragette movement.

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Rose Lamartine Yates

Rose Lamartine Yates

Rose Lamartine Yates was an English social campaigner and suffragette. Together with her lawyer husband she worked for female suffrage from 1908 and during the First World War, and was willing to suffer arrest and incarceration for her beliefs.

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