Thursday, March 27, 2008

Spring/Summer Rambles

a pair of walking boots How many of you have attended one of the Nature events in Redbridge? We are very fortunate to live in a Borough with woods and open spaces nearby. How often do you use them? I’ve been on one or two of these events and apart from being good exercise they are led by folk with a wealth of knowledge of the flora and fauna of the area and are very enjoyable. The walks are normally of 2 hours, or thereabouts, duration and normally take place at Claybury Park, Hainault Forest, Roding Valley Park or Fairlop Waters. There are one or two other venues as well. Here are the events planned up until June. Make a note in your diary or schedule and see if you can take part in a very enjoyable event.

Saturday 12th April 2008
SPRING WALK, Roding Valley Park
11am-1pm, meet in corner of Tesco’s car park closest to bus shelter (near Charlie Browns Roundabout).

Sunday 13th April 2008
BIRD WALK, Fairlop Waters Country Park
8am – 10am, meet at the Angling Lake car park off Forest Road (marked sailing centre on the road sign).

Saturday 26th April 2008
BLUEBELL WALK, Claybury Woods
10.30 to 12.30 meet at entrance opp. Wannock Gardens, Tomswood Hill (adjacent to 275 bus stop)

7th JUNE 2008

Meet at gates to Claybury Woods on Acle Close, off Tomswood Hill via Stalham Way. Contact Nature Conservation Team on 8510 1426 or email Francis or Fiona for further details.


  1. "Steps" in the right direction here B21 - there's more in this corner of the Borough.
    We also have huge scars on the landscape - watching the grow-back of the wild foliage will be a wonder - when it evenyually takes place - and watching and recording the recovery of damaged wild-areas is often quite rewarding - for you never know what seeds are long-buried in that sub-soil.
    The scars come from the Hug Olympic Water Pipe-line which is not "entirely" underground as promised - See Wanstead Flats - Bush Wood all the way up to Waterworks corner near Forest Road Walthamstow.

  2. NATIONAL MOTH NIGHT - the Tory Group won't like that one!!!

  3. B21 re a connection to several of your blogs, notes and pieces of info - The Thames Water Pipeline from Beckton is well underway - the last few days have seen them preparing the site of BUSHWOOD Wanstead - I find it strange that their JCB's have actually knocked off the markers fro the Gas Main which runs from the Green Man to Woodcote Road - all that is left is the scrunched concrete marker stations, minus their notices HP Gas????

  4. PS - Blake Hall Road to Selsdon Road (Wanstead) is a 24/7 meadow 365 days per year (plus 1 where indicated) at the moment the Oxlip, and other Primrose varieties are at there best, and the follow-on species are well on their way. Recent visitors two coach parties of the British Springtime Flowers Trips who stopped here on their way to the Covent Garden Floral and Allotment Display.