Join the Oboz Footwear team for a morning of tree planting in the Cumbrian woodlands!
About this Event
At Oboz Footwear we have planted a tree for every pair of Oboz sold since 2007 as part of our commitment to the environment. That’s over 2 million trees and counting!
We all love the outdoors, and the way we figure it—the more trees, the more outdoors for all of us to enjoy. So come out and help us as we work together to protect our planet
At our Get Rooted event, all participants will enjoy a talk from our woodland charity partner Small Woods on the benefits of re-forestation and a tutorial on tree planting. A 3.5 mile walk to the planting site will follow and then the planting of saplings will commence.
Where are we planting trees?
We will be planting trees in the surrounding area of Skiddaw House as part of an ongoing reforestation project with Cumbria Woodlands. Originally a game keepers lodge in the 1800’s, Skiddaw House was transformed in to accommodation for walkers, runners and bikers in 1987. Surrounded by mountains, with no other buildings in sight, Skiddaw House offers a real escape from it all.
Post Tree Planting
Post tree-planting all volunteers will be invited back to SR Cunningham’s store in Ambleside, where we will be running an Oboz and Small Woods pop-up site in the courtyard.
A well-earned hot drink and sweet treat/sandwich from local Deli Rattle & Ghyll will be provided for all participants. You will also receive a 10% discount off all products instore at Cunningham's and some exclusive Oboz footwear goodies!
Event Requirements & Advice
Skiddaw House is off-grid, out of reach of mobile signal and 3.5 miles from the nearest road. A good level of fitness will be required for all participants for the 3.5 mile walk to and from the planting site.- We recommend ages 8+ for this event
Kit List: Hats & Gloves, Walking Boots, Waterproof Jacket, Fleece Mid Layer, Waterproof trousers/over-trousers & a water bottle/snack.
*Please note that this event may be cancelled if severe weather is forecast but we will do our utmost to ensure it goes ahead.