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Ruperra Conservation Trust,

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News & Events

Programme of Events May-September 2014


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!

Volunteer Sundays are normally held on the first and third Sundays of every month, as follows: May 4th & 18th, June 1st & 15th , July 6th & 20th , August 3rd & 17th, September 7th & 21st. All are welcome. Sue Price, our volunteer organiser (07977 599181)  will meet you around 10.15 am at the Car Park unless otherwise stated.

May 10th, Saturday 4.30am Car Park

Dawn Chorus Walk. It’s an early start – but well worth the effort! Join Andy Bevan and Sue as they see if they can match the call to the right bird! NB: If heavy rain is forecast, we’ll postpone this week to the 24th May. Phone to check!


May  16th Friday 7pm Car Park

Evening Bluebell Walk - the scent should be stronger now! Join us for a stroll and catch them at their best.


May 31st Saturday 8.15pm Car Park

Bat Walk. First of this season. Discover what bats are about and hear the famous Greater Horseshoes. Bring a torch!  

NB All Bat Walks are dependent on weather - please phone Sue if rain is forecast.  


May  31st Saturday Machen Village Hall 10am-2pm

Machen Rural Market - we'll be there with our wares! Come and see what is on offer from other local producers too.


June 14th, Saturday, Bedwas Rugby Club

Bedwas Rocks Music Festival. (See for festival details) We’ll have a stall in their ‘Green Corner’ tent!


June 28th Saturday 8.45pm Car Park

Bat Walk - details as above


July 26th  Saturday

Machen Rural Market  - details as above


July 26th Saturday 8.15pm Car Park

Bat Walk - details as above


August 17th Sunday Bute Park, Cardiff 10.30-4pm

Cardiff's Out of the Woods day. Come along and see lots of local conservation groups (including us) with lots of fun for the family and a lovely park to enjoy a walk.


August 30th Saturday 7.15pm Car Park

Bat Walk - details as above


September 27th Saturday

Machen Rural Market  - details as above. Come and order your 2015 calendar!