Open Day – 14th July 2024

Open Day
Sunday 14th July 2024
Noon – 4.30pm




History Walk


Tree Walk


Pond Dipping



We hope you will enjoy some, or all of the activities and we would love to see you on the day.  There is no need to book for any of our events, we just ask for a £5 donation per person to help towards the upkeep of the reserve.

All walks and events will commence at the marquee, on the main terrace, in the heart of the nature reserve.

History Walk: 45 minutes

Many visitors often ask questions about what the land used to look like when it was owned by the Whatman family, where the old house used to stand, what remains can still be seen. Steve our warden will lead you around parts of the reserve closely linked to the Whatman family, show you a 1869 map of the area and answer all your questions.

Tree Walk: 1 Hour

Local tree enthusiast and volunteer at the nature reserve, Alan, will take you on 1 hour walk around parts of the nature reserve to identify and talk about some of the stunning trees to be found in the nature reserve, many of which were planted more than 150 years ago by previous owners of the land, the Whatman family.  If you have often marvelled at some of the wonderful trees in the nature reserve and wanted to learn more about them, this is a great opportunity, not to be missed.

Pond Dipping: Between 2pm – 3pm

Always popular and a wonderful way for children to learn about nature, we will be organising pond dipping sessions for children at one of our wildlife ponds (not the main lake).

2024 Annual General Meeting: 3.15pm

Agenda for the AGM:

a) Welcome by Chairman of the Trustees
b) Apologies for Absence
c) Minutes of previous AGM
d) Matters Arising
e) Chairman’s Report – verbal.
f) Financial Report.
g) To Appoint Independent Examiners
h) Wardens Report
i) Management Committee Chairman Report
j) Close of Meeting

Find out more about the nature reserve

Meet the volunteers and Warden who look after the nature reserve, on behalf of the community, and find out more about the nature reserve and how you can support our work, become a friend of the reserve, adopt a tree, bird box or bat box etc. There will be displays and volunteers available to talk to in the main marquee on the terrace throughout the afternoon.