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Tel:  07984 665958


Registered Charity no 1054796


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Ruperra Conservation Trust,

5 Ty Newydd,



CF83 8NT

News & Events

Programme of Events October-February 2015-16

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  4th & 18th, November 1st & 15th, December 6th & 20th, January 3rd & 17th, February 7th & 21st.

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 : These are currently on the second Thursday of each month: October 8th, November 12th,  December 10th, January 14th and February 11th.   

HOWEVER, we don't get many takers for Thursdays, so if you'd love to volunteer but want a different day, we would like you to let us know if you'd prefer a Tuesday or Wednesday, once a month -  PLEASE CONTACT SUE (telephone number in top left margin).

Saturday October 17th, Car Park, 10.30am

Autumn Walk (and Fungus Foray if we can find any...) with Peter Sturgess, our favourite local botanist, leading. Come along and enjoy the autumn colours of the woodland. Approx 2 miles.

Thursday November 26th, Bedwas Council Offices, 7.15pm

Ruperra AGM. All paid-up members may attend and vote. Come and have your say about how we run the woodland.  


Saturday 28th November Machen Village Hall, 10am - 2pm

Machen Rural Market.  We’ll be there! Come and get some Christmas gifts, logs, Ruperra calendars and Xmas cards. Lots of other local producers to buy from too.


Sunday 29th  November, Rudry Parish Hall 10am - 2pm

Rudry Rural Market - please note this date may be changed, check with us beforehand! We'll be there with Christmas goodies...


Saturday December 19th, Car Park, 10.30am

Shortest Day Walk. Our annual winter stroll around the woodland, taking in the spectacular views and finishing with hot soup and a roll back at the car park. Avoid the Xmas shopping, go for a walk instead! Approx 2 miles.  


Friday Jan 1st, 2016, Car Park, 11am

New Year’s Day Walk. This is for you if you need to walk off the excesses of the festive period!  A bit longer than our usual strolls, about 4 - 5 miles, taking in Ruperra and neighbouring woodland. Bring lunch/drinks.