Egg-citing events at Wellesley Woods

With a hint of Spring in the air our new Community Coordinator Nicci has been busy organising events in Wellesley Woods!

Fri 22 Feb – Spring Bird Walks 

We still have places on the 2pm & 3pm Spring Bird Walks with Ranger Stuart. This free, family-friendly walk, which starts at the Wellesley Community Rooms, will introduce you to some of the wild life that lives in Thorn Hill.

The walks are free – but please pre-book to reserve your place and avoid disappointment.

1pm Sat 6 April – Photography Walk & Photography Competition

To launch the Wellesley Woods Photography Competition, photographer Chris Bean is leading a free guided photography walk through Wellesley Woodlands.

A keen amateur photographer, Chris knows the woodlands well and he will be on-hand to give you hints and tips to help you capture the beauty of the woodlands using your own camera.

Please book a place on this informative, free walk as spaces are limited.

For more information on entering the competition please contact us:

Mon 15 April – Join us for our famous, free, Easter-Egg Hunt!

Setting off from the car park by the Wellington Statue you will search for hidden clues and use the letters you find to solve the puzzle and earn chocolate eggs!

Whilst you are with us, why not weave a willow nest to keep your chocolate eggs safe for the journey home! Once you’ve eaten the chocolate you can put bird-food in the nest to attract birds to your garden.

This year we’re asking people to book a time slot, so we can ensure we have enough eggs for everyone! Spaces are available at:

Sat 4 May – Wellesley May Fete

Come along and say hello to us at the first ever Wellesley May Fete! With traditional games, a maypole, morris dancing, flower crown crafts and a cake stall there’s something for everyone. You can find more information on the May Fete here.

About blackwatervalleycountryside

The Blackwater Valley is located on the borders of Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire and runs for approximately 30km from the source near Aldershot, northwards to Swallowfield. At its confluence it joins the rivers Whitewater and Loddon. The Loddon eventually flows into the River Thames near Reading. Work in the Blackwater Valley is co-ordinated by the Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership on behalf of the local authorities that border the Valley. Despite being surrounded by urban development the Valley provides an important green corridor for local residents As well as the Blackwater Valley Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a small part of the Basingstoke Canal SSSI, three nature reserves within the Valley catchment and many other areas have been recognised for their ecological importance. The local planning authorities covering the Valley have designated 31 other areas as ‘Wildlife Sites’.
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