Leamington Green Connections

Path through Leam Valley reserve Sue Steward New Leaf Images 2017

Sue Steward / New Leaf Images 

Leamington Green Connections

Spring 2021 update: The project is back up and running! If you'd like to be added to the e-newsletter, interested in a Wellbeing course or would like to try a volunteering taster session please email Kat on kat.reay@wkwt.org.uk


Spending time outdoors makes us feel better!

Did you make the most of your hourly exercise over lockdown to be active in your local green spaces? Did it improve how you felt mentally and physically? Why not get involved in our Leamington Green Connections project which offers people the chance to feel better whilst benefitting their local nature reserves.  


Being out in nature is great for your physical and mental Wellbeing. Getting time out in the wild to take notice and connect can bring mental balance whilst staying active and giving back through hands-on conservation tasks can be extremely rewarding. You might even learn something new!

Thanks to funding from the National Lottery Community fund, Warwickshire Wildlife Trust will be hosting a number of events over 2020 and 2021 to get people out and about in Leam Valley and Oakley Wood nature reserves.

Hands on conservation taster days

If you live locally and are keen to try something new, we would love to hear from you. Everyone is welcome, all tools and training is provided and you're welcome to come just once, once a month or every week there's no minimum commitment. All you'll need are some sturdy shoes, a good coat and a smile!

Your taster sessions:

  • Leam Valley 20th/27th May, 17th/24th June and 8th/15th July
  • Oakley Wood 10th June and 1st July

If you're interested in a taster session now we have started volunteering again please contact Kat by email Kat.Reay@wkwt.org.uk or text/call on 07703192198. 

Wellbeing in the Woods: 5 Week Course

Join us to explore the '5 ways to Wellbeing'; Connect, Take Notice, Be Active, Learn Something New and Give Back. This is a gentle course and open to anyone over 18, but please note that unfortunately parts of the reserve are not accessible by wheelchairs.

Course dates:

  • Starting 26th April 2021 at Leam Valley.
  • Starting 11th June 2021 at Whitnash Brook
  • Future courses at Oakley and Leam Valley in the summer / autumn - dates tbc.

Please note that we're keeping group sizes small to ensure we can socially distance, so pre-booking is essential. If you're interested in the course please contact Kat by email Kat.Reay@wkwt.org.uk or text/call on 07703192198.

Community Events

There will be a range of community events throughout the project including guided walks, family practical conservation sessions, bat evenings, and ID sessions. Keep an eye out on the Events section of the website and our social media pages for more details.