Warwickshire Rural Hub
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.
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
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