If you have eaten or drunk too much over Christmas there is a chance to start the New Year determined to get fit. The Warley Pacers running group will be having their New Year’s Day Hangover Run starting at 10 am. Meet in the car park by the Pavilion for a gentle 5 km run round the woods.
There will be no volunteer Sundays or Mondays for the rest of December. The next session will be on Monday January 3rd at 2pm. Although this is a Bank Holiday you might feel that a spot of gentle volunteering, rather than the gentle Hangover Run, suits you better. There are always jobs to do, weather permitting, so feel free to join us then. Volunteer Sundays will then resume on 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month starting at 10.30 am, and Volunteer Mondays resume on the 1st and 3rd Mondays starting at 2 pm.
The volunteer session on Sunday January 23rd will be a tree planting session (if the ground is soft enough for us to get the spades in!). This is an opportunity for you to help with something which will be of lasting value and provide for future generations who come to the park and woods.
You may have noticed that the bollards down by the Abbey Road entrance frequently come loose and we are planning to make them shorter in the hope that this will make it harder for them to be levered out. It is planned to do this work in the new year.
Thanks to everyone who came and everyone who helped at Santa in the Woods. Santa’s ride through the Woods was described as “magical and heartwarming”. We would like there to be a way of children not having to queue for as long as they have to in order to see Santa, but it is very difficult to prevent this. However, we are hoping that next year. Santa will be in his grotto on Saturday afternoon as well as Sunday afternoon to give more children the chance to see him.
If you don’t see our notice boards regularly you might not be aware that every month we put up a sheet telling you what wildlife you can see in the Woods that month. An example of this was also in the Winter edition of the Leaflet. These are much appreciated and help visitors to realise what a range of flora and fauna there is to be seen. So next time you come and visit do look on the notice board when you enter the park. Although the snow is great for those who want to go sledging it does also mean that the income to the Trust from the golf green fees is zero. Although the course drains well and copes with the wet weather we cannot do anything about a 6 inch fall of snow. The park looks absolutely beautiful, however, and the café and the shop remain open, and we positively welcome your business.
Happy New Year!
This is now available on this site. Download it here. This newsletter is sent out to all members of Warley Woods Community Trust. If you would like to become a member and support all the work and activities going on at Warley Woods, we would love to have you join us. A membership form is available here.
Merry Christmas from everyone at Warley Woods!
The park is open at all times over Christmas and New Year. The golf course (should the snow go), the Pavilion building and consequently the car park on Lightwoods Hill are closed on Christmas day The shop and cafe have shorter hours between Christmas and New Year mainly 9am – 2pm. The office is closed between Christmas and New Year, opening again on 4th January.
Join Liz Coleman for a walk to identify birds in Warley Woods on Saturday 29th January. She will give you advice on what you are likely to spot and your sightings will be recorded as part of the RSPB’s Big Garden Bird Watch.
Meet at 10am on the car park on Lightwoods Hill. £2 for adults to include a hot drink in the cafe afterwards.
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