Wilder Whitnash launches

Spending time outdoors makes us feel better

Connecting with nature has helped many local people during lockdown with more visiting our nature reserves and making nature discoveries. Our new Wilder Whitnash project provides local people the chance to feel better whilst giving back to their local nature reserve!

Introducing the Wilder Whitnash project
The last few months have shown how important being outdoors, surrounded by nature, is for both physical and mental wellbeing. Keeping active and getting involved in hands on tasks can be extremely rewarding and this prject offers the opportunity for participants to learn something new or meet 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).  Local people are invited to attend these social sessions with tools, know-how and all PPE provided.  Everyone is welcome and no time commitment/experience is required but volunteers must be over 18.  

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

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

Community Events
In addition to the taster sessions the Trust will also be hosting some small scale, COVID-secure community events which will include children’s sessions and family bushcraft events. Group sizes will be small in line with the latest government regulations to ensure we can socially distance, so pre-booking is essential. Places can be booked online through our events page. In the event of problems with booking contact Wildlife Engagement Officer Faye via email: faye.irvine@wkwt.org.uk.  

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