Events

Sunday 3 September - The 18th annual Wychwood Forest Fair! 11am-5pm, Standlake Road, Ducklington

 

Thursday 22 June - Wychwood Water Watchers Riverfly Monitoring Workshop 9.30-3.30, Combe Mill,  OX29 8ET

A practical workshop for anyone interested in monitoring the health of their local river, including presentations and practical activity - bring waders if you have them. Lunch is provided - please let us know if you have any dietary requirements. Spaces are limited - book now to avoid disappointment!

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We are creating a series of Citizen Science monitoring 'hubs' across the Evenlode Catchment, in partnership with Wild Oxfordshire. The hubs will collect data on a monthly basis, monitoring sediment, river flow, observational data, and phosphate and nitrate levels, as well as, on some sites, conducting Riverfly surveys. All of this data will help monitoring of the ecological status of our rivers and streams.

 

Saturday 1st July Magnificent Meadows Day - Wildflower Walk, Wigwell Nature Reserve 11.30am-1.30pm

Join the Wychwood project and Craig Blackwell, former county Ecologist for Oxfordshire, for a wildflower walk around Wigwell Nature Reserve, Charlbury. OX7 3QZ. The steeply sloping meadows are a riot of colour in the summer months when many species of wildflower come into bloom.  These include Birds-foot-trefoil, Lady’s bedstraw and the nationally scarce Meadow clary. The event is free but places are limited and booking is advised. Refreshments available.

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10th June to 19th September Discovering Wychwood: Living and Working in a Royal Forest at Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock, OX20 1SN 

Find out what your life would have been like if you lived in West Oxfordshire in 1851 when it was still a Royal Hunting Forest. How would you have lived, worked and spent your recreation time? Find out what happened to the Royal Forest, how it came to a sudden and dramatic end and how its fortunes shaped the West Oxfordshire we know today.
 
With rural craft demonstration days on Saturday 8 July, Saturday 29 July and Saturday 19 August. Entry to the museum is free and there is plenty more to see, with eleven galleries displaying art, archaeology, local and natural history. You can also enjoy the Garden Cafe for delicious cakes, savoury snacks and a selection of beverages. The museum will be open until 8pm on the first Thursday of May, June, July, August and September in 2017. There will be special events planned for these evenings.
 

Other events

  • 10 June Launch of the Wychwood Exhibition at Oxfordshire Museum
  • 16 June Open Day, Ascott-u-Wychwood, details to be confirmed 

 

See our Volunteering page for regular outdoor work parties that you can get involved with. If you are interested in joining a special interest group such as hedgelayers, drystone wallers and Bird Aid, see 'Our Work' page for more information or contact us on 07584 262437 (Mon, Tue, Thurs 9.30am-4pm) or email wychwood@oxfordshire.gov.uk