A Wilder Whitnash

Whitnash Brook Credit Kat Reay

Kat Reay

Discover a new place on your doorstep

A Wilder Whitnash

Spending time outdoors makes us feel better!

Has connecting with nature helped you during lockdown? Did you make any doorstep discoveries on your daily exercise? How did it make you feel? Keen to keep it up whilst giving back to these vital places? Our Wilder Whitnash project provides local people the chance to feel better whilst giving back to your local nature reserve!

The last few months have shown us how important being outdoors, surrounded by nature, is for both our physical and mental wellbeing. Taking the time to get outside can help ground us in these uncertain times whilst providing a sense of calm and balance.  Keeping active and getting involved in hands on tasks can be extremely rewarding and you might even learn something new or meet some like minded people!

Thanks to funding from the London & Quadrant Housing Trust, Warwickshire Wildlife Trust will be hosting a series of events for local people at Whitnash Brook (CV31 1YJ) in Leamington Spa this winter.

Hands on conservation taster days

Practical hands on taster sessions will run fortnightly on Wednesday mornings (10am - 1pm).  If you live locally and are keen to try something new, we would love to hear from you. The sessions are very social and we provide the tools, know-how and all PPE.  Everyone is welcome and no time commitment/experience is required but volunteers must be over 18.  All you'll need are some sturdy shoes and a waterproof jacket as we don’t let the good old British weather stop us! 

Your free taster sessions:
14th & 28th October
11th & 25th November
9th December
6th & 20th January 2021
3rd & 17th February 2021
3rd, 17th & 31st March 2021

Please note that we're keeping group sizes small to ensure we can socially distance, so pre-booking is essential. To find out more or to book onto a session please contact Wildlife Engagement Officer Faye via email: faye.irvine@wkwt.org.uk or call 07464 486 389.

Community Events
In addition to the taster sessions we will also be hosting some small scale, COVID secure community events which will include children’s sessions and some family bushcraft events. Please note that we're keeping group sizes small in line with the latest government regulations to ensure we can socially distance, so pre-booking is essential. To book your place, please visit our events page.  If you experience any problems with booking contact Wildlife Engagement Officer Faye via email: faye.irvine@wkwt.org.uk.  

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