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Tel:  07984 665958



Registered Charity no 1054796


Company Limited by Guarantee no 03186952


Ruperra Conservation Trust,

5 Ty Newydd,



CF83 8NT

News & Events


September onwards Time to order your firewood! Support your local woodland, buy from us -  phone Ruperra Countryside Services for logs and kindling - 07977 599181 or 07984 665958.


Saturday Oct 13th 10.00am (note earlier start!) Car park  Our Famous Fungus Foray. Join us for a wander along the paths with Peter Sturgess, our expert botanist, explaining which of the many thousands of fungi we’re looking at. Lasts about 2.5 hours.

November 3rd OR 10th if weather causes delay Saturday 7.30am (yes, 7.30am!) Car park  Autumn Bird Walk. Join Andy Bevan on an early stroll around Ruperra looking and listening for the arriving winter migrants.


December 22nd Saturday 10.30am Car park  Shortest Day Walk. Our annual winter walk to enjoy the different aspects our woodland offers now. Meet at the car park as usual, then at the end enjoy some hot soup and a roll!

January 1st 2019 Tuesday 11am  Car park  New Year’s Day Walk. Hopefully the weather will be good this year! We’ll start a little later and go a little further; about 5 miles of ramblings to walk off the excesses of the festive season...bring lunch and a drink. We’ll aim to end around 3pm.

FUNDING NEWS  We'd like to thank the players of the People's Postcode Lottery, who have made it possible this year for us to lay 400 metres of native hedge for wildlife. Our hedgelaying team were funded by a fantastic grant of £9268, and the woodland birds, bats, dormice and insects will all benefit from the work.


More information on this can be found on the People's Postcode Lottery website,


       The main track hedge before. …                                   …and after laying



Programme of Events Autumn/Winter 2018

All walks begin at the main car park on the Draethen-Michaelston road (grid ref ST228871) unless otherwise stated. Please wear sensible footwear and clothing. All welcome to all events - including children and dogs! Please check before coming out if the weather is poor - we may cancel.


Volunteer Sundays are normally held on the first and third Sundays of every month, as follows: October 7th and 21st, November 4th and 18th  December 2nd and 16th, January 6th and 20th, February 3rd and 17th.

All are welcome. Come when you can, and stay for as long (or as short) as you want. Sue Price, our volunteer organiser (07977 599181) will meet you around 10.15 am at the Car Park unless otherwise stated.


Midweek volunteer days: Strictly speaking, these are on the second Wednesday of each month: October 10th, November 14th, December 12th, January 9th, February 13th. However, we are now up there most Wednesdays with our volunteers so if you want to come along, just ring Sue to check where to meet.