Dates for your diary
Sunday 2 July 2023 2.00 pm
Wapley Bushes Meadows and Woodlands Summer Walk
Come and join us on this guided walk through the rich flower meadows at the peak of their display. We’ll see a wide range of butterflies, moths, birds and other creatures.
Then we’ll look at the problem of ash dieback disease and what is being done about it, and explore the fascinating and varied habitat of the Ancient Woodland.
This walk is suitable for all ages, but please note that there are some steep paths.
Meet at 2 pm at the Shire Way entrance to the woodland, south Yate, BS37 8US. Please wear suitable footwear in case the ground is slippery in places.
If you’re not good with slopes, there will be another walk in a couple of months on the flatter parts of the Reserve – Wapley Common, the Orchard for the Future and a short section of woodland. Details will appear here in due course.
Saturday 8 July 2023 10.00 am
Wapley Bushes nature reserve volunteer work morning – cutting back and general tidy-up
We’re expecting a lot of visitors over the summer, so it’s time for a tidy-up. We need to cut back along the edges of some of the paths and do a litter-pick so there will be something for everybody, as always.
We’ll be meeting at 10.00 am from the Shire Way Gate. Everyone welcome, particularly if you haven’t been before (children under 16 need to be accompanied by a responsible adult)
Please wear stout footwear and bring gloves if you have them. If not, we’ll provide gloves that you can keep until the next workday – as a COVID precaution we don’t share gloves. You can bring your own tools, or tools will be provided.
What happens on our work mornings?
If it’s a Wapley work morning, we usually meet at 10 am at the Shire Way entrance to the woodland, south Yate, BS37 8US. If we’re working elsewhere we’ll give details above.
Please wear stout footwear and bring gloves if you have them. If not, we’ll provide gloves that you can keep until the next workday – as a COVID precaution we’re not sharing gloves.
Please come and join us even if you haven’t been before. You can bring your own tools or tools will be provided. Everyone is welcome, though children under 16 will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Keep in touch!
If you prefer, you can use Contact Us page to ask for your email address to be added to our local list so that you will be notified about environment events at Wapley and other local wildlife sites.
You can also check out our Conservation Volunteering page to find out what sort of practical work we do.