Wapley Bushes Local Nature Reserve, near Yate and Chipping Sodbury, South Gloucestershire.

The Nature Reserve is run by the Wapley Bushes Conservation Group, a small group of volunteers.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Major path works complete

The new surface of the Ride should be much
less slippery in winter and safer for walkers

The reconstruction of the Ride – the path between the two woodlands – has now been completed.

This is thanks to a £10,495 grant from SITA Trust to fund the ‘Track to the Top’ project. The scheme was also supported by a community contribution of £1,200 from Wapley Bushes Conservation Group.

Some 40 metres of muddy path within the woodland was dealt with at the same time. A big thank you to our colleagues from South Gloucestershire Council, who provided invaluable design and technical advice.

News update

Apologies for the upper path in the wood being blocked by a fallen ash tree – tree surgeons are very busy at this time of year, and it took a while to get them on site. Our periodic tree survey is being carried out to identify any dangerous trees.

Meanwhile, the recent Fungus Foray was very well attended. Many thanks to our expert Justin Smith!

And please don't forget our work morning next Saturday (20 Nov) - see you there? As usual we're meeting at 10 am at the Shire Way gate.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Westonbirt Arboretum Spectacular Enchanted Christmas 2010 - 26 Nov onwards

Take a walk along the famous Illuminated Trail and see the National Arboretum lit up at night. There’s also the opportunity to visit Father Christmas plus lots of other festive excitement - carols from local choirs and bands, roast chestnuts, mulled wine and great gift ideas from the Christmas Market and Forest Shop, which will stay open until 8.30pm selling fantastic presents and decorations.

The tickets costs are: adults £8, concessions £7, children £4, and the tickets can be bought online from October onwards (http://www.forestry.gov.uk/westonbirt) or through the box office on 01842 814612.

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening from 26 November to 19 December 2010
5.00 to 8.30pm (last entry at 7.15pm), Westonbirt Arboretum, A433, 3 miles south west of Tetbury,  Gloucestershire.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Wapley Bushes Work Morning - Saturday 20 November - update

This workday will be a morning of tree planting, plus general maintenance work and tidying up the reserve prior to the winter season. Please wear walking or wellington boots and bring some gloves, and preferably a spade if you're intending planting.

Meet at the Shire Way entrance to the woodland, South Yate, 10.00am.