To celebrate the summer and de-stress for exam season we will be having a picnic on the Downs on Monday 6th June. We will be meeting at the water tower at 1pm for food and fun in the sun. Feel free to bring along some food and drink.
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On Sunday 7th February we will be returning to Leigh Woods to continue the tree felling in the Nightingale Valley with the National Trust. We will be out from about 10am to 4pm and likely head to the pub or Union afterwards.
If you would like a place on this trip please email Emily by 5pm on Thursday 4th. Last term’s trip to Leigh Woods was oversubscribed so if you missed out on that one and would like to this Sunday you will be guaranteed a place.
On Sunday 15th November we will be going to Leigh Woods to fell some trees. National Trust ranger Bill will be guiding us to clear the trees along a footpath. This will allow light to reach the forest floor creating a more diverse habitat. We will also make a bonfire from the wood we have cut. This is one of the best trips of the year as felling trees is very satisfying, plus we get to burn stuff!
We are expecting to be out from 10am to 4pm and the head to a pub afterwards. If you would like place on the trip please email Emily by 5pm Wednesday 11th November. (Please note that this trip is only open to members.)
On Saturday 17th October, 11am-4pm, we will be going on autumn trip to St Werburghs City Farm to help prepare their Boiling Wells site for their Apple Day event on the Sunday. It is a fun trip in a great part of Bristol with a variety of things to do including apple picking and tidying the paths. We will most likely head to the nearby pub, The Farm, afterwards.
To sign up please email Emily by 5pm Wednesday 14th October. You must be a member to attend this trip; membership can be bought on our Union page for only £5 for the year. Places may be limited so if the event becomes oversubscribed people will be picked at random to go.
From 10am to 2pm on Friday 12th June we will be providing some last minute help to Boiling Wells site of St Werburghs City Farm. They are holding their Summer Fair over the weekend for which we will do some scrub clearance and path maintenance. Also for those interested they are also asking for helpers at the fair itself, which will earn you a ticket, a drink and a meal voucher.
If you are interested in joining the trip please email our vice-president, Alex.
Bristol will be holding its annual Festival of Nature on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th June at the Harbourside with a packed programme of events and activities.
Bristol’s Big Green Week is running from 6th to 21st June with a wide variety of events (including over 120 free ones) across the city.
As you probably will have heard, Bristol is proud to be the 2015 European Green capital. While already an hub for all thing sustainable, this has put green matters at the forefront of the region’s agenda with the city being an international pioneer in sustainability. As well numerous events throughout the year the projects launched from Bristol 2015 will create a lasting green legacy for the local area.
Update: This was probably the best trip of the year so far with good (albeit slightly chilly) weather. Felling trees was especially satisfying and we cut a good number of them down. The bonfire provided welcome warmth to hold the winter’s chill at bay as well the opportunity to toast marshmallows.
On Sunday 16th November (meeting at 9:30am on the Clifton side of the Clifton Suspension Bridge) we will be going on a trip to Leigh Woods. There we shall clear an area of woodland along the footpath in Nightingale Valley. This footpath becomes muddy in wet weather; opening up this area will allow more light into the floor of the valley and help to dry the path. The open space created will also diversify the structure of the woodland.
Be sure to take with you the following:
- Walking boots or wellies
- Waterproof coat
- Warm clothing (that you don’t mind getting muddy)
- Packed lunch
- Mug for hot drinks
- Money for the pub.
All tools, gloves, hot drinks and biscuits will be supplied. We will finish at about 3:30pm. Afterwards we shall head to a pub in Clifton.
Since we will be walking to Leigh woods so the trip is free though you must be a member in order to attend (you can join at our UBU page – it’s only £5 for the year). Places are fully booked (though emails will be sent out should any become available).
Update: The event went well and the weather was mostly clear. There we very few apples to pick so most of the work was path and other general maintenance as well as other miscellaneous tasks such as chopping onions in preparation for the Apple Day barbecue and erecting gazebos.
On Sunday 19th October we will be going to Boiling Wells, in the middle of Bristol to do some apple picking and path maintenance in preparation for their Apple Day. The Boiling Wells Project is managed by the nearby St Wherburg’s City Farm.
We will meet at 9:15am and walk (for about half an hour); the trip will finish at about 3pm after which we will head to a pub.
If you would like to go please email Jess by 5pm on Wednesday 15th October. There are only 20 places available and if the trip oversubscribed people will be picked at random.