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.
Wednesday 13th November 2019 – A day of Autumn working at Barton House Orchard
Clive Hester will be leading this session. With most of the leaves gone, it is easier to assess some aspects of tree health with a view to pruning.
The day will run from 10.00 to 3.30. Attendees are asked to bring a packed lunch. Cake and tea/coffee will be provided. Dress suitably for outdoor work in November, but please note shoes/boots are to be removed when going indoors.
Directions: Barton House is reached either from the Market Place via Gosditch Street or from the Abbey Way junction traffic lights by the rugby club. As there is a one-way traffic system, from either direction, enter Spitalgate Lane and then turn into Trafalgar Road (left turn travelling from town centre, right turn travelling from Abbey Way lights). This bears left, then right until it reaches a T junction with Gooseacre Lane, turn left into Gooseacre Lane, then immediately left again onto Gloucester Street. Barton Lane is the first turning on the right. Proceed all the way down Barton Lane to the point at which its route goes slightly to the left over a speed hump. At this point the road is quite narrow and there are double gates ahead. Go through the gates, bear left and follow CTWG signs for parking.
February 2020 – Hedgelaying and planting techniques at Hawton Wood
Tuesday 17th March 2020 – Spring working at Barton House Orchard
Thursday 30th April 2020 – Joint meeting with the RFS – based at Daglingworth Village Hall
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.