What’s On

EVENTS  2017  –
( For details of volunteer days check under Take Part “Conservation Tasks” page )
For details of events organised by other groups, please go to the  Forestry Commission Website (FC)
BOOKINGS FOR  FoCW  EVENTS ARE VIA FORESTRY COMMISSION AT BELLINGHAM

Wednesdays every week   –  VOLUNTEER DAYS
Lots of varied conservation and woodland maintenance work.  A great opportunity to learn new skills – further details are on the Conservation Tasks page.  Organised by FC and FoCW. 
   
Sunday  5  March  –  WOODLAND SPRING CLEAN
Help us spruce up the wood and clear out the dropped, dumped and windblown rubbish.  Come along even for an hour or so, it all helps with the tidy up.  Gloves or litter-pickers, and bags are provided.  Organised by  FC and FoCW.
Meet   :   Main Car Park
Time   :   11 am  until about  2 pm – drop in any time
Cost    :   Free


Weekend dates to be organised  –  CITIZEN SCIENCE AT CHOPWELL WOOD
More details soon.  Event organised by  FoCW and Groundwork North East.
Meet   :
Time   :
Cost    :   Free

Spring and Summer events still being organised – more details soon

Friday  (Date to be organised)  August  –  BAT  WALK
An evening wander along the River Derwent, with expert Joe Shipley, to look for some of the different species of bats which inhabit the area.  Learn more about these elusive mammals.   Bring a torch and wear warm clothing.  Organised by  FoCW.
Meet  :  Lintzford Lay-by (A694 about 1 mile west of Rowlands Gill)
Time  :  8.00 pm  until about 10 pm
Cost   :  £4 per adult and £1 per child
Booking essential as places are limited  –  telephone Forestry Commission during office hours Monday to Friday (9 am – 4.30 pm) on 03000 674200

Wednesday  (Date to be organised)  September  –  AGM
Our Annual General Meeting for members and invited guests – details as per our newsletter.

Sunday  (Date to be organised)
  September  –  FUNGAL  FORAY
An easy stroll with expert forest fun-guy Gordon Simpson, to discover more about the fascinating world of  marvellous mushrooms and terrific toadstools.  Chopwell has over 160 species of  fungi, discover which make a tasty meal and which ones are deadly poisonous.  If you require a list of the species found on the day, then please bring along a stamped, self-addressed envelope.  Organised by  FoCW.
Meet  :  Main Car Park
Time  :  2 pm   until about  4 pm
Cost   :  £ 4 per adult and £1 per child
Booking essential as places are limited  –  telephone Forestry Commission during office hours Monday to Friday (9 am – 4.30 pm) on 03000 674200

Saturday  25  November  –  CHRISTMAS TREE SALES  –  opens 8 am to 8 pm, then daily
The traditional sale of forest fresh trees, stands, and wreaths from the site next to the main car park.