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Tel:  07984 665958



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Ruperra Conservation Trust,

Orchard Bungalow,


Machen, Caerphilly,

CF83 8SB

News & Events


Programme of Events March-September 2023

All walks begin at the main car park on the Draethen-Michaelstone road (grid ref ST228871) unless otherwise stated. Please wear sensible footwear and clothing. All welcome to all events - including children and dogs (sensibly managed!). Please check before coming out, as poor weather means we usually have to cancel walks.

Volunteer Sundays are normally held on the first and third Sundays of every month, as follows: June 4th and 18th, July 2nd and 16th, August 6th and 20th, September 3rd & 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 9.45 am at the Car Park unless otherwise stated. Finishing around 1pm.

Midweek volunteer days: Strictly speaking, these are on the second Wednesday of each month. However, we are now up there most Wednesdays with our volunteers if it’s not raining, so if you want to come along, just ring Sue to check where to meet.  

Walks and other events - the car park referred to is the Coed Craig Ruperra one unless otherwise stated


Saturday March 25th, 10:30am, Car Park.  Daffodil Walk. A gentle stroll to the various spots where our wild daffs will be putting on the annual early spring display.. Leaders Sue/Bill.


April 16th & 17th, Car Park, 10am to 2pm. Ruperra Beanpole Weekend. As mentioned we are hoping to sell lots of lovely sustainable beanpoles, pea sticks and other coppice products so come along and pick some up, have a chat with us (or even just come over for a walk!). (Please note: The work day on 16th  is cancelled)


Saturday April 29th, 10:30am, Car Park.  Spring Greens and Blues walk. Come for a wander round with us and enjoy the new spring growth - and probably a few bluebells too! Leaders Sue/Bill.


Saturday May 27th, 8:30pm, Car Park. Bat Walk. Join us for a stroll towards the castle with bat detectors at the ready and find out what bats are about. Will the Greater Horseshoes put on their usual show?


Saturday August 26th, 7:15pm, Car Park. Bat Walk. Another evening stroll, details as above. As always, bat walks will have to be cancelled if there’s rain.