Topical, relevant workshops offering understandable, practical presentations by experts and case study speakers, often followed by a good lunch! These are the hallmarks of Warwickshire Rural Hub events.

There have been more events and visits in the last 12 months than ever before and they fall into three categories: information, regulation and innovation. The latest survey responses from Members have told us that 96% feel the information provided by the Hub is both reliable and useful.

The last characteristic of our programme of events is that delegates are very reluctant to go home! The opportunity to network is a crucial component of our events and delegates certainly take the chance to do so. At evening meetings, this can lead to bleary-eyed Hub staff at 11.00 pm, but they recognise that well connected businesses are successful businesses.

Warwickshire Rural Hub

Latest Events

The Glamping Show at Stoneleigh Park

20 – 22 September 2018

Stoneleigh Park

Come and discover the world of luxury outdoor living at this 3-day show at Stoneleigh Park.   There are trade stands and seminars to help your learn from experts about using land to diversify into new income streams.

Find out more and register your attendance using this link.

Website: Open Website
Event Date: 20 September 2018

Walk around Middle Spernal woodland

Thursday 4 October 2018

2.00pm – 4.15pm

Spernal Lane, Spernal, Alcester, B49 6JG

by kind permission of the Heart of England Forest

The 2,900 acre Spernal Estate has 2,000 acres of woodland creation, 550 acres of mature woodland and 350 of farmland.  Our walk, led by Heart of England Forest Head Forester Stephen Coffey, will take us through 300 acres of new native broadleaved woodland creation.  From Middle Spernal we shall go to Windmill Hill with a view down to Coughton Court and some of the wider woodland creation before we step into Windmill Hill wood to see mature oak woodland and small leaved lime coppice.  From there, we will go down to the lakes created 10 years ago before returning to Middle Spernal via the Forest School area in Wild Wood.

Upon returning to Middle Spernal at 3.45pm there will be refreshments served.  There is also an opportunity to visit the shop at Purity Brewery which is situated straight opposite our meeting point.  The shop closes at 5.00pm.

Please book your place with Jane Hampson.


Contact: Jane Hampson
Telephone: 07530891601
Email Address:
Website: Open Website
Event Date: 4 October 2018

Ponds and Payments

Wednesday 5 September 2018

8.30am – 10.30am

Middle Spernal Farm, Alcester, B49 6JE

by kind permission of Heart of England Forest

Ponds are good for wildlife but they can also be beneficial for irrigation, flood alleviation and draining.

Join our free event to hear speakers from Warwickshire County Council,  Environment Agency and Warwickshire Wildlife Trust will give advice on where to place a pond, how to design one, what to fill it with and how to manage it.

WCC has funds available to cover all costs and up to 30 years of management.

Breakfast baps will be served with tea and coffee!

To book your free place please contact Jane Hampson

Contact: Jane
Email Address:
PDF Attachment: Download
Event Date: 5 September 2018

Woodcraft Day – WkWT

Brandon Marsh
Try your hand at pyrography, wire trees and more natural art.

Website: Open Website
Event Date: 8 November 2018

Bat walk – WkWT

Wappenbury Wood,
Discover which bats call Wappenbury Wood home using bat detectors.

Website: Open Website
Event Date: 7 September 2018

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The Warwickshire Rural Hub CIC
c/o Pleasance Farm


Registration No: 7026157

Registered office: 23 West Bar Street, Banbury, OX16 9SA

Hub Chairman

Henry Lucas

Rural Hub Co-Ordinator

Jane Hampson

Warwickshire Rural Hub CIC Directors

Henry Lucas (Hub Chairman)
Graham Collier (Hub Deputy Chairman)
Paul Rice
Carrie Robbins
James Walton

Hub Steering Group Members

Luke Ryder, NFU
Mark Dickin, Ellacotts Accountants
Susan Lewis, S2M Marketing
Tom Newbury, Highfield Farm
Mark Meadows, Tithe Farm
Alexandra Robinson, Wright Hassall LLP
Bob Slater, Slater Farm Management Services
Chris Tallis, Tallis Amos Group
Jef Tuyn, Agricultural Consultant
Matt Willmott, Environmental Farming
John Slee, Environmental Farming Group


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