Walk in the Woods Month with the Tree Council (May 2009)

May 1, 2009toMay 31, 2009

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Walk in the Woods is the Tree Council’s month-long festival to encourage everyone to enjoy trees and woods in spring.  Across the UK, walks, talks and other events take place in town and countryside throughout May – a great month to go down to the woods or to a local park or just enjoy tree-lined streets. Spring flowers, birdsong and fresh green leaves make them particularly inviting.

Walk in the Woods month is a great time to organise an event and get new people interested in trees – especially in their local patch. A particular aim of Walk in the Woods is to attract people who rarely, if ever, visit woods – even those on their doorstep.

Events

Cambridgeshire
Date and Time: 2 May, 11am – 12pm
Organiser: The National Trust
Town: Royston
Location: Wimpole Hall, in front of the stables
Event Details: Wild About Trees. Discover all about trees and their uses on a guided walk with our Forrester. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear. Booking essential. Adults £5, Children £2.50.
Contact: 01223 206000

Cumbria
Date and Time: 1 May 10.30 – 12.30
Organiser: The National Trust
Town: Ambleside
Location: Harrowslack car park, Far Sawrey, Ambleside
Event Details: Woodland Walks 3. Join our Forestry Warden for a walk through one of our woodlands to learn more about how we look after this wonderful environment. Assistance dogs only are welcome. Walking boots are recommended. Adults £3. Booking essential.
Contact: 01539 447997

East Sussex
Date and Time: Saturday 2 May, 10am
Organiser: Desmond Gunner
Town: Uckfield
Location: From The Blackboys Inn, TQ522204
Event Details: A 3 hour gentle stroll through Bluebell Woods and Pastures, with a short cut back if needed. Dogs and children free. Adults minimum £2 each to the International Tree Foundation Tree Nurseries in Rwanda
Contact: Desmond Gunner 01825 733211

Hampshire
Date and Time: 2 May, 1pm – 3pm
Organiser: The National Trust
Town: Bramdean, nr Alresford
Location: Hinton Ampner, meet outside visitors reception
Event Details: Bluebell Walk. Guided walk through the estate woodland enjoying the Beech woodland and the Bluebells. This special walk takes people through areas of the estate closed to visitors. The walk is approx 4 miles and is up and down hills, please ask the property for details if you have any questions regarding your walk before booking. Walking boots and outdoor clothing recommended. All tickets £4.
Contact: 01962 771305

Date and Time: Thursday 14 May, 6pm
Organiser: Hart District Council Countryside Service
Town: Odiham
Location: Meet by the recycle bins at Colt Hill Wharf, Old London Road
Event Details: Join ranger Steve Lyons on an informative walk looking at detail within woods that most people pass by and discover parts of Odiham Common that most don’t get to. Walk approx. 2 hours, dogs welcome on leads, wear good foot wear as ground wet and muddy in places.
Contact: Steve Lyons 01252 623443

Date and Time: Saturday 23 May, 10am
Organiser: Hart District Council Countryside Service
Town: Odiham
Location: Meet at the recycle bins Colt Hill Wharf, Old London Road
Event Details: Join ranger Steve Lyons on an informative walk looking at detail in the woods that most pass by and find your way into some parts of Odiham Common that most do not get to. Walk approx 2 hours, dogs welcome on leads, wear good foot wear as ground wet and muddy in places
Contact: Steve Lyons 01252 623443

Hertfordshire
Date and Time: 5 May, 7pm – 8.30pm
Organiser: The National Trust
Town: Between Aylesbury and Hemel Hempstead
Location: Ashridge Estate, meet at Visitors Centre
Event Details: The woods at Bluebell time. An evening walk enjoying flora and fauna with the possibility of Bluebells. Booking essential. Outdoor clothing and sensible shoes. Adult £5, Child £3.
Contact: 01442 851227 [email protected]

Kent
Date and Time: 4 May 2pm – 4pm
Organiser: The National Trust
Town: Sissinghurst nr Cranbrook
Location: Sissinghurst Castle Garden, meet outside ticket office
Event Details: Bluebell walk. Join our warden Peter Dear on a 2 mile guided walk around the estate where you should be able to see a wonderfull display of wood anemones and emerging spring bulbs. Booking essential. Please note entry to the garden is not included. Property office is open weekdays 9am – 5pm. Please bring sturdy shoes and dress according to weather. All tickets £6.50
Contact: Vicki Nisbett 01580 710 700 [email protected]

Manchester
Date and Time: Sunday 17 May, 10am – 2pm
Organiser: Tameside Countryside Service
Town: Broadbottom
Location: Limefield Visitors Centre off Lower Market Street, Broadbottom
Event Details: A moderate circular walk exploring the woodlands of the Etherow Valley
Contact: Anne Dickinson 0161 330 9613

Date and Time: Tuesday 19 May, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Organiser: Tameside Countryside Service
Town: Denton
Location: Bottom of Cemetry Road, off Stockport Road, Denton
Event Details: Spend a relaxing evening with the Bamforth Brothers in close study of the local flora
Contact: Anne Dickinson 0161 330 9613

Norfolk
Date and Time: 3 and 24 May (Sundays) 10.30 – 12.30
Organiser: Friends of Thetford Forest Park
Town: Mundford
Location: Lynford Arboretum
Event Details: A ‘Walk Around the World’ to look at 20 to 30 trees and their culinary uses. The Event is FREE, no need to book, just arrive by 10.30
Contact: M.Hume 01953 457520

Suffolk
Date and Time: Tuesday 26 May, 10am – 12pm
Organiser: Ranger Service – Ipswich Borough Council
Town: Ipswich
Location: Chantry Park
Event Details: Walk In The Woods is the Tree Councils month-long festival to encourage everyone to enjoy trees and woods in spring. Join the Rangers in Chantry Park to see the spring flowers, listen to the birds and enjoy the fresh air. There will be a charge of £2 per adult and £1 per child. Parking and toilets are available on site. Booking is essential.
Contact: Laura Whitfield 01437 433994

Date and Time: Thursday 28 May, 10am – 12pm
Organiser: Ranger Service – Ipswich Borough Council
Town: Ipswich
Location: Orwell Country Park
Event Details: Walk In The Woods is the Tree Councils month-long festival to encourage everyone to enjoy trees and woods in spring. Join the Rangers in Orwell Country Park to see the spring flowers, listen to the birds and enjoy the fresh air. There will be a charge of £2 per adult and £1 per child. Parking is available. Booking is essential.
Contact: Laura Whitfield 01437 433994

West Yorkshire
Date and Time: 2 May, 10am
Organiser: The National Trust
Town: Hebden Bridge
Location: Hardcastle Crags
Event Details: Woodland Gourmet. Enjoy a walk through the woodland finding out what plants can be eaten, both raw and cooked. Unfortunately due to health and hygiene regulations we cannot collect food to eat. A list of plants can be supplied along with reference material. Please note prior booking is essential as spaces are limited. Please dress appropriately with waterproof clothing and stout footwear. Adults £4.
Contact: 01422 844518

Wiltshire
Date and Time: 3 May, 10.30 – 12.30
Organiser: The National Trust
Town: Warminster
Location: Stourhead Estate
Event Details: Bluebell walk. Join our Estate Warden for a woodland walk to experience Stourheads breathtaking Bluebell display and learn how the woods are managed for people and wildlife. Sensible footwear and appropriate clothing. Booking essential. Adult £10, Child £5.
Contact: 0844 249 1895

Check this Tree Council page for additional events

For more information on the Tre Council, visit www.treecouncil.org.uk
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