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Guided Bat Walk Due to take Place on Saturday 18th April 8:00 Now Postponed

This walk has been postponed due to coronavirus, we hope to put it on later in the year, when we get the all clear.

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


New Year's Day Walk 2019

Bird Sketching for Beginners

A rare chance to learn how to draw birds with Martin.

Booking essentialólimited spaces availableó£6 per person
No experience necessary.
(If you have some experience you will still pick up some tips).

Click here to download a Bird Sketching Poster

New Year's Day Guided Walk

New Year's Day Walk 2019

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 be led by Mark Morgan who will point out areas of Natural History along the way. A tour of the Ruislip Local Nature Reserve will be included in the walk. 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, courtesy of Marysia Swanson. 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, providing they are kept on a lead.

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

Click here to download a New Year's Day Walk Poster

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


No Ruislip Woods Festival This Year

It is with regret that we have to announce that there will not be a Festival in 2020. Following the last-minute cancellation last year due to the site being water logged, we fear we cannot take the chance of this happening again without a feasible contingency. This is compounded by the possibility of road closures for HS2 works, over which we will have no control, which might make travel to the site even more difficult.

We continue to work with the London Borough of Hillingdon to find solutions to these problems so that this popular event can go ahead in future years.

Ruislip Woods Festival 2017
The last Ruislip Woods Festival was held in 2017, to see an account, click here.

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