Leamington Green Connections

Path through Leam Valley reserve Sue Steward New Leaf Images 2017

Sue Steward / New Leaf Images 

Leamington Green Connections

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 offers which offers local people the chance to feel better whilst benefitting their local nature reserves.  

How?

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

Practical conservation taster sessions will run throughout the autumn and winter 2020.  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 free taster sessions:

  • Leam Valley re-starting Thurs 10am-1pm from October 2020
  • Oakley Wood re-starting Thurs 10-1pm from end of Sept 2020 

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. 

Wellbeing in the Woods: 5 Week Course

Join us on Friday mornings, 10-12am 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:

  • Starts Friday 18th September 2020 - Leam Valley reserve
  • Starts Friday 6th November 2020 - Oakley Wood reserve

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.