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Last updated 25th November 2020

An Autumn Walk in the Woods

The Friends of Clayfield Copse invite you to explore Clayfield Copse and Blackhouse Woods this November with a self-guided walk to meet and identify some of the local trees.

Come and get to know ten trees really well, each with its own story set out for you. Meet the 'lovers' tree, the 'Queen of the Woods' tree and the 'super carbon recycling' tree. Find out what wildlife likes which trees, which wood makes the best brooms and hear the sad story of our ash trees.

The woodland paths are uneven and may be muddy and slippery. Please wear appropriate footwear.

Getting there

Access by public transport is easy from the town centre. Buses going up the Peppard Road (No 25) stop near the junction of Kiln Road, and the No 23 stops along Caversham Park Road at the Primary School across from Clayfield Copse. If you are cycling or driving then the car park is at the Peppard Road end of Caversham Park Road next to the Tennis Club.

From the car park follow the signs.

Guided walks

Because of lockdown, the guided walks planned for the afternoon of the 29th November have now been rearranged for Sunday, 6th December, see side panel. However the self-guided trail remains to be enjoyed.


Noticeboard

With the new lockdown we have decided to cancel all tasks at least until the 2nd December.
We will resume our volunteering activities as soon as circumstances permit.

Our thanks to everyone who has supported us over the last year, whether volunteering with us, attending our events or by following our activities through your chosen media.

We wish you all a very happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year.

Coming week's activities

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No activities plan in this period

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Sunday

6th December 2020

Clayfield Copse
Caversham

Regular monthly task

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Sunday

6th December 2020

Clayfield Copse
Caversham

Afternoon Guided Tree Walk

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Wednesday

9th December 2020

Stanlake Meadow Copse
Twyford

Woodland management

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Saturday

12th December 2020

Caversham Court

Christmas Sale

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Wednesday

16th December 2020

Highwood Nature Reserve
Woodley

Scrub clearance

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Saturday

19th December 2020

Mapledurham Playing Fields

Regular monthly task

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See Programme for details.

Afternoon
Guided Tree Walk

Clayfield Copse
Caversham

Sunday, 6th December 2020

Organised by the
Friends of Clayfield Copse,
coronavirus restrictions permitting.

Numbers limited.
For further details and booking please call
(0118) 948 4454

An Econet activity

The
Econet
Christmas Sale

Scots Pine
Christmas Trees

Caversham Court
Church Road, Caversham
RG4 7AD

Saturday
12th December 2020
9:30 - 13:00

Naturally grown Scots pine trees harvested as part of heathland management

Holly, Mistletoe,
Willow Wreaths and Stars
Bunches of ornamental greenery

Donations
Sorry, there will be no other stall holders this year. However we will be making donations from the monies raised to the following organisations who normally join us:
BBOWT
Reading RSPB
Reading & District Beekeepers
Traidcraft

Also to ReadiFood, the local food bank, and Launchpad, Reading's homelessness prevention charity, to help support their work in these difficult times.

For the safety of all we will be operating a one-way system, there will be a hand sanitiser station plus track and trace, and our volunteers will be wearing face masks and gloves.

Scots Pine trees also available at
Wildmoor Heath
Crowthorne
Saturday, 12th December
11:00 - 15:00

Nature Discovery Centre
Thatcham
Sunday, 13th December
11:00 - 15:00


Because of coronavirus restrictions there may be last minute changes to or even the cancellation of these events, please check before attending.

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