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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.