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Tel:  07984 665958


Registered Charity no 1054796


Company Limited by Guarantee no 03186952


Ruperra Conservation Trust,

5 Ty Newydd,



CF83 8NT

News & Events

Saturday October 1st. Car Park, 10.30am

Autumn Walk and Fungus Foray. Come along and help us to find some fabulous fungi. Leader: Dr Peter Sturgess. Approx 2 miles.


Saturday November 5th (or 12th in the event of heavy rain). Car Park, 7.30am

Autumn bird walk. A new walk for us - a bit later than the summer dawn chorus, this time we're looking and listening for autumn migrants on the woodland. Note the early start! - and the option to postpone in case of rain.  Approx 1.5 miles. Leader: Andrew Bevan


Saturday December 17th 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.


Sunday 1st Jan 2017 Car Park, 11am (note the work day is NOT on this day!)

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.  


...and don't forget... order logs, kindling, plant stakes, beanpoles - just phone us!


Programme of Events October-February 2016-17


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  2nd & 16th, November  6th &  20th, December 4th & 18th, January 8th (not 1st) & 15th, February 5th & 19th.

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 on the second Wednesday of each month: October 12th, November 9th,  December 14th, January 11th and February 8th.