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Wildlife Walk Guided by RDNHS

Ruislip Woods NNR
Wednesday 5th July 2017
White Admiral and other local Lepidoptera.

Meet at 10.30am at the end of Reservoir Road, by the entrance gate to Poor's Field/ entrance to Ruislip Lido car parks, HA4 7TY.

Joint meeting with Herts and Middlesex Butterfly Conservation Branch. Bring lunch.

Details from Dick Middleton on 020 8845 6207 or 07597 369067.

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

If you wish to go on this walk, please contact the organiser first and they will give you more details. This 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.


Ruislip Woods Festival 2017

FREE ENTRY and Car Park.

Breakspear Road North, UB9 6LZ

Click here to download a Festival Poster

Click here to download a Festival Programme

Click here for Directions to get to the Festival

Ruislip Woods Festival IN the Woods

This year we are taking the Annual Ruislip Woods Festival back into the Woods: Bayhurst Woods.

With the loan of the large field in front of  Bayhurst Woods which will provide us with a display area and enormous car parking capacity; the Festival will commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Woods becoming a National Nature Reserve.

As usual the Festival is free and so is the car parking.

The afternoon is packed with Family Entertainment: The birds of prey will join us again and the ferret racing will amuse out in the field. In the Woods the chainsaw carver will be sculpting something special and the Axe Men will be up to their daring tricks. Local artist Martin Gibbons will be exhibiting and giving children special insights into how to draw birds. There will be a special self guided walk in Bayhurst Woods printed for the day as well as a Ramble to join and a family dog show to enter. Musical entertainment will be curtesy of the Morris Men.

Refreshments will be on sale and there is plenty of room to picnic if the weather is nice.
Watch this space for further information.

Guided Bat Walks Saturday 6th & 13th May 8.30pm

This year there will be two bat walks, which will take place a week in advance of the Festival on Saturday 6th May at 8.30pm and the evening before the Festival on Satuday 13th May also at 8.30pm.

Please note :
There is No Bat Walk on the 20th May, this was an error in the Newsletter. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Like last year we will meet outside the new Woodland Centre by the beach at the Lido as in recent years the path round that side of the lake has seen the best displays 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.  Please note that the walk will not take place if it has rained in the two hours previous to the walk as the bats will not come out.

This event has become so popular that we have to limit numbers to 50 and offer these on a first come first served basis, so please arrive early at the Woodland Centre to secure your place. We will be there from 7.30pm. If demand warrants it we may offer another walk on a subsequent weekend. This walk will take place mostly on paths but it is best to wear sturdy shoes and bring a torch. If you have a bat detector please bring it with you. The walk will finish around 10.30pm

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

Adults £2.00 children £1.00

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

Click here to download a Bat Walk Poster

Ruislip Woods Festival 2016
To see an account of the 2016 Woods Festival, click here.

Woodland Centre

the Woodland Centre photographed by Greg Townsend

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