• Bluebell walk in Singe wood. Saturday 27/4/19 11.00am - 13.00pm. A walk through the bluebells in our newest acqusition.  Booking essential. (The date may change to 5/5/19 depending on the flowers - you will be informed!)

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  • New Swift Group is up and running!  Please contact for further details.

  • National Swift Awareness week is 22-30th April.

  • Swift talk at St. Josephs, Carterton. 30th April, 7.30.

  • Swift walk with the Wychwood Swift Group - 25th June starting at the Griffen Pub Witney and finishing at the Elm tree, Witney.  Further details will be added to the events page soon. 

Wychwood Project is pleased to announce a collaboration with Martin Catt of Catt’s Countryside.  Martin has been ‘Sharing nature with People’ for over 35 years and is an experienced and knowledgeable naturalist, lecturer and tour leader. He is a member of many local and national groups including Wychwood Project and West Oxfordshire Field Club.  On every walk Martin will identify wildlife found on the day by participants, not just the target topics of the walk.


Nature’s Wild Harvest

Wigwell Saturday 23rd 11 – 13.00.

Spend a morning in the company of Martin Catt, you will be learning all about the plants in the Wigwell Valley.  Looking at the edible, medicinal and practical uses of the species found in the meadows, along the stream and in the hedgerows, this is a 2-hour safari of discovery into the exciting world of field crafts.

Booking essential, £5 per person, max 20 people


Lichens, mosses and liverworts

Singe Wood Wednesday 17th 11 – 13.00

Pepper pots, moss piglets, haircap, cushion, snakeskin and leafy purple.

The fascinating world of the Byrophytes and Lichens will be brought to life on this exploration of Wychwood Projects newest site, Singe Wood.  Largely undisturbed for the last 75 years, this semi-natural ancient woodland will be the focus of an investigation into the micro-organisms so often overlooked. Identification tuition, facts and anecdotes will fill this 2-hour foray with Martin Catt.

Booking essential, £5 per person, max 20 people


Butterflies and Wildflowers

Wigwell Thursday 16th 13.00 – 15.00

This flagship reserve has a wonderful biodiversity from nationally rare plants to once common butterflies, grasshoppers and crickets.  On a hot afternoon this site assaults the senses in the way British meadows used to!  Come along and experience this vanishing world as you learn to identify butterflies and wildflowers with Martin Catt.  Butterflies will be captured for identification and then released. 

Booking essential, £5 per person, max 20 people

To book onto any of the events please contact us on  This will enable us to manage numbers and inform you directly of any changes.


New Events - May 2019

Cotswold Walling at Foxburrow Woods, Witney, OX29 9UN 

Wednesday 15th May 10am - 3pm.  Learn to build a Cotswold dry stone wall.  Work with experienced local waller to carry on the construction of a feature wall around the pond by the bridge.  No experience necessary.  Tuition will cover: Batter frames, foundations, building and cheek ends. All tools and equipment provided, bring stout boots, gloves if you have them and suitable clothing. Drinks will be on offer in the Wychwood Gazebo but you will need to bring lunch. Portable loo will be on site.  Booking essential, £35 per person. Maximum 6 places. Contact on the day Toby Swift 07981 134804

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To book onto any of the events please contact us on  This will enable us to manage numbers and inform you directly of any changes.

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  or email