The woodland is part of Roeburndale Woods Site of Special Scientific Interest. This is rich in Wildlife Diversity and is a wonder to see with the bluebells in spring. This wood is being managed with the removal of sycamore and Rhododendrons. The timber removed is sawn up on the farm into planks using our logosol saw and dried in the solar kiln. Roe deer are often seen in this area or are heard barking when they are disturbed.
The Solar Wood Kiln uses the heat of the sun to dry timber from the woods around Middlewood. Cold air rises up through the double glazed cavity on the right hand wall and is heated by the sun, then descends down the back of the kiln and rises up through the floor, drying the wood.