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Ruperra Conservation Trust,

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News & Events

Programme of Events Feb-May 2016

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: February 7th & 21st,  March 6th& 20th, April 3rd & 17th, May 1st and 15th.

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:  February 10th,  March 9th, April 13th and May 11th.    


January 30th,  Saturday, Graig Community Centre, 10am - 2pm

Bassaleg rural market - a new venue for the market group, and we'll be there - come and have a chat! Venue is by the Ruperra Pub in Bassaleg.


Feb 6th, Saturday,  Main 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.


Feb 27th Saturday. Graig Community Centre

Bassaleg rural market (details as above) .


March 19th, Saturday

Community Woodland Day.The event will include a walk around the site, discussing various management aspects and a hands-on session with coppicing and tool care demonstrations. It’s an all-day event, open to anyone (booking essential!) and free - so if you’re interested, get in touch with Sue for more details, or see the LlyG website:


March 20th Sunday, 11am - 3pm

Rudry rural market; we'll have a stall there - come and see what's new! Beanpoles, peasticks, plant stakes...

March 26th Saturday Bassaleg rural market (details as above) .


April  2nd Saturday, 10.30am

Daffodil Walk. Last year, our daffs were still not flowering well, so fingers crossed that our improvements have made a difference! Leaders Sue/Derrick/Bill.


April  23rd Saturday, 10.30am, Main car park

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.


April 30th OR if wet, May 7th Saturday, 5am, Main car park

Dawn Chorus - note the 'spare' date if it's wet - come and find out which are the real early birds at Ruperra! Leader Andy Bevan.