Welcome to the UK Loggers (UKL) official website. We organise competitions that support and promote the precision use of chainsaws.
Within its pages you will find the answer to any questions that you may have about UKL, information on the disciplines and any up and coming competitions.
The UKL UK Championship 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.
We also organise a number of 1 day short competitions around the UK.
As the competition is organised by volunteers from within UKL, the location changes from year to year to ease the burden. We are mostly funded through the generously sponsorship of many organisations.
Every 2 years the UK enters a team in the World Logging Championships( WLC). The team consists of the 3 seniors and a junior ( Under 24) There is also a class for female competitors. The selection process is over 3 competitions, commencing with the UK Championship where the top ranked competitors are shortlisted.
Richard Elliott started competing in 1986 at the Devon County Show. He competed in 11 of them and won 7. He also took 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 all the UK competitions since it started in 1995 and has won 12.
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. 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 3 times and is the current UK record holder for fitting a new chain.