Past Events

BAWT Bluebell day 6 May 2024

On Bank Holiday Monday (6th May 2024) BAWT trustees and volunteers set up an information stand beside the new sign (with permission from the current landowner) to welcome visitors to the wood.  We spoke to almost 100 people, many of whom used the opportunity to become members of the Trust. A big thank-you to everyone who stopped to chat with us.  

Barn Dance 16 March 2024

We raised well over £1,000 in a fantastic evening of music, dancing and laughter at Lingwood Village Hall. A huge thank you to The Yare Folk who gave their time and talent for nothing. They kept our toes tapping all evening and taught everyone the dances. The final figure raised will be posted here, once we've finished counting!

Update (13 May 2024): Final total raised £1,164.15.

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Litter picking 21 & 28 January 2024

Buckenham Ancient Woodland Trust would like to say a big "thank you" to everyone who came and helped with two litter picks in the central part of Buckenham Woods, which we hope to buy in the near future. We were there with the consent of the current landowner; he and his brother also helped us get the clear-up underway. There were over 40 volunteers from our local villages and specifically groups from the Lingwood Scouts and Yare Valley Rotary.

Together, we cleared over 30 bags of rubbish and over a 100 tyres. Thanks to the assistance of Pages, the tyres will be used to generate electricity. Old metal drums and sheets of metal will be recycled separately. We even found a kitchen skink! Both days were hugely successful and it was great to be outside in such a beautiful wood making it look even better.

We won’t be litter picking again until after our wonderful bluebells have finished. In the meantime please find out how you can help us to raise the money we need to buy the woodland - maybe you'll make some new friends in the process ... Check out our website especially the Support us page