Please note that there is a contribution of £2 per person for each event (unless otherwise stated, as sometimes other charges apply) to assist towards group costs. Bookings are via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our meetings may take place out in the woods in all weathers. Appropriate footwear and clothing should be worn. Waterproof clothes and wellingtons or strong boots are advisable for such visits. A walking stick or poles may be useful. Please be aware of your health and safety at all times. Do not take risks that could put you or others in danger. Do not attempt to do anything that you do not feel confident about. Please follow instructions.
Dates fixed to date are as follows:
Further additions will be made to this website during the year and any late changes, e.g. weather impacting on activities may also be added.
Saturday/Sunday 12th/13th October – Community Orchard Days
Once again Barton House Orchard is being opened to the public for collection of apples. The orchard, at Barton Lane Cirencester, GL7 2EE will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days. Voluntary donations are invited to support this group’s running.
It is a poor weather forecast but the apples will still be there. Just bring a bag and your wellies for any longer grass.
The orchard is accessed from Barton Lane, off Gloucester St. Though there is no public parking, as it is within the Bathurst Estate, the orchard is only a very short distance inside the estate gates at the end of Barton Lane. Look for the dovecot and the gate into the orchard is just on the left.
November 2019 – A day of Autumn working at Barton House Orchard
February 2020 – Hedgelaying and planting techniques at Hawton Wood
March 2020 – Spring working at Barton House Orchard
April 2020 – Joint meeting with the RFS – venue to be confirmed
May 2020 – May evening walk at Broadmoor Farm, Little Wolford
Fuller details will be distributed via e-mails for those on our contact lists and also published on the website.