Still time to buy your Christmas cards and gifts from the Warley Woods shop. The new Oral History book is now on sale for only £6 and the Oral History DVD for £4 as well as many other books of local interest and other locally made crafts and goodies. Open until 4 pm every day so come and have a browse—and have a drink in the café while you’re here.
If you’re looking for a last minute present for someone why not Adopt a Tree? The cost is £25 for a year and you can choose which tree you would like to adopt. Please call in to the shop or ring the office (420 1061) to arrange.
Those of you who live locally may have seen that the planned woodland work is well under way. Most of the silver birches have been felled, with just a few more to go, and work is under way to thin the beech trees at the school end of Barclay Road. This work is needed to improve the quality of the woodland. New oak saplings will replace the birches, and although it will take many years for them to grow we know that we are planting for future generations, as Repton did for us.
You may have noticed our new Donations Post which is just by the small gate from the main car park into the woodland. This was bought with donations from members who gave their winter fuel allowance and tax refund, so thanks to them nd thanks to all those who have already put their change in the post as they have walked by. It costs £753 a day to look after the park, so we need every pound we can get!
The weather has been kind to golfers over the last few weeks, so why not come and have a round over the Christmas/New Year break? £8.70 for adults and £5.35 for seniors during the week. To be sure of a time you can book in advance by phoning 429 2440, otherwise just turn up. The course is open from 9 am until 4 pm at this time of year. The only day the course is closed is Christmas Day itself.
The start of the New Year sees the Warley Woods Pacers having their regular Hangover Run on Wednesday January 1st starting at 10 am. You don’t have to be a member of the club to do the run—so why not make it your new year resolution to get fit? Just turn up at the Pavilion—all ages and abilities welcome.
On Saturday January 25th we have our annual Bird Walk as part of the Big Garden Bird Watch. The walk will be led by Liz Coleman who is one of the Trustees here as well as being a volunteer at the RSPB site in Sandwell Valley. Meet at the Pavilion at 10 am. £1.50 for adults and free for children. If you have binoculars bring them along.
Hundreds of children and grown ups came to see Santa in the Woods last weekend. The photo shows 2 happy children having a chat with Santa while he was on his sleigh.
Best wishes to you all for a Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year from everyone at Warley Woods.
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