Diary

Programme of events, for any queries on an event in the programme please contact the group leader of the specific event.

May 2017


Sunday 14th 10am - Skylark Walk

A two hour Spring Walk on Wanstead Flats to see the Skylarks led by Gill and Jackie.

Amble across Wanstead Flats & if we are lucky see and hear our skylarks. Optional refreshments at the endat the City of London Cemetery cafe or the Tea Hut in Wanstead Park

Meet: 10:00 at the Jubilee Pond Car Park.

Contact Contact: Gill: 020 8989 4898 Jackie:077 6617 4466.

Sunday 21st 2pm to 7pm - Music and Picnic time in the Temple Garden

Come and listen to lcoal live music. Bar. Entry £2 on the gate.

Meet: 2pm to 7pm in the Temple Garden.

Sun May 21st 10am – Two hour guided tour of Walthamstow Wetlands

Visit Europe’s soon‐to‐be largest urban wetland reserve to learn the heritage and history of the site as well as the wildlife and the wildlife conservation work of London Wildlife Trust. Bring snacks, water, camera, binoculars & possibly sun block. Unfortunately, no children under the age of 8 are currently allowed.

Meet outside main entrance at 2 Forest Rd. N17 9NH at 10am.

If interested, please send name, email & phone number. Contact: Mirza: 07535887341 or Email Mirza.

Spaces limited so book quickly.

How to get there:

  • Train – Take the overground train towards Gospel Oak to Blackhorse Road. Exit station, turn left and walk along the road until you arrive (5 minute walk).
  • Bus – 123 and 230 stop outside, at the Ferry Inn bus stop.
  • There is currently no car parking available.

March 12th, 2017

June 2017


Wednesday 7th 10am - Nature Ramble The new 'Nature Ramble' series of walks replaces the ‘Lucky Dip’ walks that ended with the Rainham Marshes visit in December. Each month, walk leader and guidebook author Peter Aylmer will take you to one of London's great natural glories - a nature reserve, woodland, heath, site of special scientific interest or similar. Like the Lucky Dip walks, expect around six miles of easy walking and at least one cafe along the way.

Meet: 10am at Stratford station, outside Jubilee line platforms 13-15. Just turn up, no need to book. Bring a snack, drink and Oyster or Freedom Pass. Back about 4.

More information: Peter Aylmer 07884 235784 or Email Peter Aylmer.

Wednesday June 14th 9:45am ‐ History and greenery walk at Hampstead and Golders Hill

Meet: Leytonstone Station by ticket barrier at 9.45am or Waterstones on Hampstead High Street (left out of station, a little way down across the road) upstairs cafe at 10.45am for toilets/take out coffee.

Walk to Golders Hill cafe for lunchtime break (bring sandwiches in case you don’t like what’s on offer). Then across Sandy Heath and down east side of Hampstead to finish. About 5 miles but you can opt out for buses earlier if you need. Please contact Jackie Morrison if you plan on going by Text to mobile on 07766174466.

Friday 16th to Sunday 18th - Bioblitz

Enquiries: Email Tim Harris.

Bio-blitz activities in Wanstead Park and Wanstead Flats. Activities include guided walks looking for butterflies and dragonflies, pond-dipping, moth-trapping, and an evening bat walk.

Friday 16th 9-10:30pm - Evening bat walk in Wanstead Park.

Meet: The tea hut.

Leader: Francis Castro.

Come and listen to the bats flying over Wanstead Park by the use of Bat Detectors.

Friday 16th 10-12pm - Midnight Moth trapping.

Meet: The Temple enclosure.

Leader: Tim Harris.

A moth trap, which does not harm the moths, will be in operation by the Temple.

Come and see what has been attracted by the light!

Saturday 17th 8-10am - Wildlife Refound: From Parkland to Woodland.

Meet: Junction of Bushwood Road and Stanmore Road.

Leader: James Heal.

Join us on a walk about Wanstead flats looking at trees, wild flowers, birds ...

Saturday 17th 10:30-12am - Wildlife Walk.

Meet: Centre Road car park gazebo.

Leader: Tricia Moxey.

&Join us on a walk about Wanstead flats primarily at wild flowers.

Saturday 17th 12am - Spider Hunting.

Meet: Centre Road car park gazebo.

Leader: David Carr.

Come and see what Arachnids our expert can find and identify.

Saturday 17th 12am - Dogs and Wildlife: a guide to responsible dog-walking.

Meet: Centre Road car park gazebo.

Leader: Thibaud Madelin.

A walk especially for dogs and their owners led by a park ranger.

Saturday 17th 3-4pm - Children's Pond Dripping

Meet: Jubilee Pond.

Leaders: Sean Dillon and Gill James.

Fish about in Jubilee Pond to see what lives in the water.

Sunday 18th 5-7:30am - Dawn chorus walk

Meet: Tea Hut.

Leaders: Nick Croft, Tim Harris.

For early birds only! A walk to hear the Dawn Chorus led by an expert birders.

Sunday 18th 11am - Pond dipping

Meet: The Temple enclosure, Wanstead Park.

Leader: Derek McEwan.

Come and see what lives in the Shoulder of Mutton lake.

Sunday 18th 11am - Nature Walk in Wanstead Park

Meet: The Temple enclosure, Wanstead Park.

Leaders: Mirza Rashid, Jackie Morrison, David Giddings.

General Nature Walk in the Old Sewage Works

Sunday 18th 2-3pm - Nature Club, Mini beast hunt and Crafts for young children 2-7

Meet: The Temple enclosure, Wanstead Park.

Leaders: Jo Blackman and Rebecca Wynn.

Charge, per child: £3.50.

An event for young children 2-7 run by Wanstead Park new nature club.

Sunday 18th 2-3:30pm - Pond dipping

Meet: The Temple enclosure, Wanstead Park.

Leader: Derek McEwan.

Come and see what lives in the Shoulder of Mutton lake.

Sunday 18th 2-3:30pm - The Trees of Wanstead Park

Meet: The Temple enclosure, Wanstead Park.

Leaders: Tricia Moxey, David Giddings, Jackie Morrison.

A walk about Wanstead Park focusing on the Trees.

Sunday June 18th‐ 4pm: End of BioBlitz

Sunday June 18th‐ 11am‐1pm: History Walk in Wanstead Park

Led by local historian Richard Arnopp of Friends of Wanstead Parklands.

Meet: Warren Road Car Park at 11am.

Sunday June 25th‐ 2pm‐7pm: Music and Picnic time in the Temple Garden

Come and listen to lcoal live music. Bar. Entry £2 on the gate.

Meet: Temple Garden at 2pm.

March 28th, 2017