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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
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
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.