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New Year's Day Guided Walk

The New Year's Day walk has become a popular annual event, it has also been called "three woods and two hills". It starts at the Woodland Centre by the Beach at Ruislip Lido and will beled by Dick Middleton who will point out areas of Natural History along the way. The walk takes about 2 1/2 hours and there will be a stop in one of the Woods for hot minced pies and mulled wine or soft drinks. After the refreshments the walk will continue to the car park at Ruislip Lido where it will end.

There is a small charge for this walk of £2 for adults and £1 for children to cover the cost of refreshments.

Conditions are usually very wet, so you will need stout walking shoes.  Well behaved dogs are welcome on this walk.

It is particulary important that non-members wishing to join this walk should first contact secretary@ruislipwoodstrust.org.uk to ensure we provide sufficient refreshments. 

Guided Walks Organised by Ruislip Woods Trust

The Trust organises a number of guided walks throughout the year. Our newsletter contains details of these guided walks; for details of how to receive this please see Join the Friends. Any non-members who want to join a guided walk should first contact secretary@ruislipwoodstrust.org.uk to ensure we are aware of numbers in advance.

Woodland Centre

the Woodland Centre photographed by Greg Townsend

Ruislip Natural History Society Walks and Talks

Stockers Lake Walk
Saturday 8th December 2018
Meet by the pumping station in
Stockers Farm Road, Rickmansworth.
Details from Dick Middleton 020 8845 6207 or 07597 369067

Ruislip Woods to Harefield Church Circular Walk
Saturday 9th March 2019
Meet in Bayhurst Wood car park at 10.00am for a late
winter circular walk to St Mary's Church in Harefield. There will
be an opportunity to look at the Anzac Graves in the churchyard
before returning across the fields to the starting point.
Further details from Mark Morgan on 07903 529024.

Pollinators and their Value A Talk by John Catton
Ruislip Guide Hut, near the Winston Churchill Hall in the Manor Farm Complex
Monday 25th March 2019 Indoor Meeting 8.15pm

Any member of the friends is welcome to go to walks or talks organised by Ruislip and District Natural History Society. Each walk is guided by a local expert who has great experience of the local wildlife.

If you wish to go on a walk, please contact the organiser first and they will give you more details. A walk may also be cancelled if there is insufficient interest, so do get in touch in plenty of time in advance and definitely not later than 6pm the night before. Anyone wishing to become a Friend of Ruislip Woods please see Join the Friends.
Please note that the RDNHS website is not currently working.


Guided Bat Walk Saturday 1st September 7:30pm

This guided walk will start at the Woodland Centre, by the lido beach, with a short talk followed by a walk around the lido path.

The walk should finish around 9:30pm.

We will meet outside the new Woodland Centre by the beach and café at the Lido as in recent years the path around that side of the lake has seen the best display of bats. We are indebted to Christina Bessant who has kindly agreed to lead this walk.

Please bring warm clothing, boots and a torch. If you have a bat detector, please bring it with you.

Children are welcome but not dogs on this walk please.

The walk will not take place if it has rained in the two hours prior to the walk as the bats will not come out. Check Twitter for updates @RuislipWoods

Adults £2, Children £1.

Ruislip Lido car park closes at 7pm, alternative parking should be used on the night.

Priority will be given to those belonging to the Friends of Ruislip Woods, click here if you wish to Join the Friends

Click here to download a Bat Walk Poster

 

Guided Bat Walk Saturday 19th May 8.15pm

The walk will start at the Woodland Centre, by the lido beach, with a short talk followed by a walk around the lido path.

 

We will meet outside the new Woodland Centre by the beach and café at the Lido as in recent years the path around that side of the lake has seen the best display of bats.

We have some bat detectors but bring your own if you have one and also a torch.

Children are welcome but not dogs on this walk please.

The walk will not take place if it has rained in the two hours prior to the walk as the bats will not come out.

Adults £2, Children £1.

 

Priority will be given to those belonging to the Friends of Ruislip Woods, click here if you wish to Join the Friends

 

Click here to download a Bat Walk Poster

 

12th May Bat Walk Cancelled

Unfortunately the bat walk planned for 12th May was cancelled due to the weather. Bats don’t come out if the insects are rained off. Hoping for better luck on 19th May.

 

2018 Ruislip Woods Festival Cancelled

We are very sorry to be forced to cancel this year’s Ruislip Woods Festival.

The site off Breakspear Road South was just too waterlogged to accommodate a large crowd and their cars. We had hoped that the sight of the sun for a few days in April would help the situation but unfortunately the underlying water level was still too high, so reluctantly we had to cancel.

We will be back with more fun than ever next year.

 

Ruislip Woods Festival 2017
To see an account of the 2017 Woods Festival, click here.

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