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Ruperra Conservation Trust,

5 Ty Newydd,



CF83 8NT

News & Events

Programme of Events January- May 2015


All walks begin at the main car park on the Draethen-Michaelston road (grid ref ST228 871) 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: January 18th, February 1st & 15th,  March 1st & 15th (and 29th, NOT April 5th which is Easter Sunday), April 19th,  May 3rd and 17th. 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 Thursday of each month at 10am.

Feb 7th Saturday. Car Park, 10.30am

Snowdrop Walk. Is this year's show as good as last? Come and see the results of the volunteers'  clearing work.  Leaders Sue/Derrick/Bill.


March 21st Saturday. Car Park, 10.30am

Daffodil Walk. How are our native daffs doing this year? Enjoy a gentle stroll and find out! Leaders Sue/Derrick/Bill.


March 28th Saturday. Machen Village Hall

Machen Market - first of 2015; come and say hello to us at our stall and see what local delicacies are on sale at the various stalls! 10am - 2pm. Another on May 30th...


March 29th Sunday.  Car Park 10.15am +++

Volunteer work day - the first Sunday in April is Easter so we've changed the date!


April 25th Saturday. Car Park, 10.30am

Spring Greens walk. Come for a wander round with us and enjoy the new spring growth - and probably lots of Bluebells too! Leaders Sue/Derrick/Bill.


May 2nd Saturday. Car park, 4.45am

Dawn Chorus Walk. Our annual early-morning visit to Ruperra to record the early-birds. This one will be postponed to the following Saturday if the weather is bad - phone to check! Leader Andrew Bevan.


May 22nd Friday. Car park, 7pm

Evening Bluebell Walk. Join us for an evening stroll along the woodland paths to enjoy the sight and scent of our fabulous native Bluebells. Leaders Sue/Bill/Derrick


May 30th Saturday. Car park, 8.30pm

Evening Bat Walk. First of the year! Join us for a walk through the site using bat detectors to listen to the calls of our resident and neighbouring bats. Bring a torch!