Forestry Commission

Bringing to life the experiences of soldiers who fought in the trenches during World War One – Sherwood Pines

The Forestry Commission / Forestry England is owned by us all and responsible for the management of publicly-owned forests. Set up in 1919 to expand Britain's forests and woodland after depletion during the First World War. The purpose of the Commission has broadened over the years to include the promotion of beneficial outdoor activities and engaging the public in historic and cultural events of significance on its lands. Ice House Design has worked with the Commission from Kielder Forest in Northumberland to Alice Holt in Hampshire, Grizedale in the Lakes to the National Arboretum at Westonbirt. We've helped celebrate the lives of the lumberjills in Dalby Forest and here at Sherwood Pines brought to life the experiences of soldiers who fought in the trenches in World War One.

Forestry Commission – visitor experience

Trench life was gruelling. It was not just the endless clamour of shell fire and constant threat of attack but simple things like keeping warm, clean and dry that made for a strenuous existence. Our work aims to describe life as a soldier in World War One and enhance the experience of visiting the former training trenches at once was Clipstone Camp, Yorkshire.

Heritage, historic and cultural design projects

For twenty five years Ice House Design has worked with organisations involved in heritage, historic and cultural projects and events. These include the National Trust, English Heritage, National Lottery and Forestry England/Forestry Commission. Exhibitions, interpretation, wayfinding and all manor of print and digital promotions.