Welcome to the UK Loggers (UKL) official website. Home of the UK’s precision chainsaw competition circuit. Within its pages you should find the answer to any questions that you may have about the UKL along with any up and coming events/competitions.
The UKL started in 1995 and is an annual competition to determine the UK’s precision chainsaw champion. It usually takes place over 2 days and consists of 5 disciplines.
As the competition is organised by volunteers from within the UKL, the location changes from year to year to ease the burden. We are mostly funded by performing demonstrations at various county shows and are generously sponsored by many organisations.
Every 2 years the UKL enter a team in the World Logging Championships( WLC).The team consists of the 3 seniors and junior ( Under 24) that place 1st, 2nd and 3rd and 1st respectively in the UKL during a WLC qualifying year.
Richard Elliott started competing in 1986 at the Devon County Shows 9th competition. He competed in 11 of them in total and won 7. Taking part in 5 Scottish National competitions from 1987 to 1992 he managed 3rd place which qualified him for the UK team in the World Logging Championships in Romania in 1994. He achieved a bronze medal for limbing in Romania, a bronze for combination cross-cut in Lockerbie 2002 and a silver for Precision cross-cut in Germany 2008. Richard has competed in 17 UK Logging competitions since it started in 1995 and won 11. He will have been competing for 25 years this year.
Peter Fox has worked in the forest industry since leaving school. He entered his first Royal Welsh tree felling competition in 1996. He first won this title in 2009 and has held it five times overall.He entered his first UK loggers competition in 2004 and whilst he has won each of the 5 events over the years, he has never held the overall title until 2017.He has represented the UK in the World Logging championships three times and is the current UK record holder for fitting a new chain