COMMUNITY LEARNING - 2017 Programme

How much do you know about the history or wildlife of your local park?

Friends of the River Crane Environment is developing the 2017 programme of guided walks, community learning activities and workshops led by experts. Confirmed events are listed below. Further events will appear here.  Click on the Walks and Talks image for a printable list of events.

These events are FREE but booking is essential.  Click on the appropriate button for more information and to book a place via Eventbrite.   

If anyone requires access information, please contact: info@force.org.uk

GUIDED WALKS AND TALKS

The events are free but booking is essential. 
Children are welcome to attend all events, except where noted, but family friendly are highlighted with

Walks and Talks
Date
Time
Location
Book a place

Headstone Manor

Sat 28h Jan

09.30-13.30

Meet at Twickenham Station. For details, click on REGISTER >>> Event over

Birds, Wildlife & Photos on the Duke of Northumberland's River

Sat 11th Feb

08.15-10.30

Meet at St John the Baptist Church, St John's Road, For details, click on REGISTER >>> Event over

The Duke's River Walk Loop

Sat 18th Feb 10:30-15:30

Meet at Kneller Gardens and walk along the Duke of Northumberland River to Isleworth, returning via the Thames path. For details, click on REGISTER >>>

Event over

From Source to Thames. River Crane Walk, Part 1: Roxbourne Park to Bulls Bridge

Sat 25th Feb

09.30-15.30

River Crane from Roxbourne Park to Bulls Bridge. For details, click on REGISTER >>> Event over
From Source to Thames. River Crane Walk, Part 2: Bulls Bridge to Hanworth Road Sat 25th Mar
POSTPONED until 1st July
09:30-15:30 River Crane from Bulls Bridge to Hanworth Road. For details, click on REGISTER >>> See 1st July
Walk around Mogden site
Not suitable fo under 14 yeears old.
Thu 30th Mar 17:30-19:00 Gate House, Mogden Lane, Isleworth.  For details, click on REGISTER >>> Event over
Ecology of the Duke of Northumberland's River & Water Vole Environment Sat 15th Apr 10:30-12:00 Kingfisher bridge, Mereway Nature Park, Twickenham. For details, click on REGISTER >>> Event over
From Source to Thames. River Crane Walk, Part 3: Hanworth Road to Isleworth Sat 22nd Apr 10:30-15:30 River Crane from Hanworth Road to Isleworth. For details, click on REGISTER >>> Event over
Happenings on the Heath Sat 6th May 10:30-12:00 The "Shot Tower", Crane Park. For details, click on REGISTER >>> Event over
Birds on the Duke of Northumberland's River Sat 20th May 06:00-07:30 Meet at Mereway Natture Park. For details, click on REGISTER >>> Event over
Wildlife at Mogden Sat 3rd Jun 10:30-12:00 Gate House, Mogden Treatment Plant, Mogden Lane, Isleworth. For details, click on REGISTER >>> Event over
Woodland Houses - Who lives here? Sat 10th Jun 10:30-12:00 Crane Park, Meadway entrance, Twickenham. For details, click on REGISTER >>> Event over
From Source to Thames. River Crane Walk, Part 2: Bulls Bridge to Hanworth Road Sat 1st Jul 10:00-13:30 River Crane from Bulls Bridge to Hanworth Road. For details, click on REGISTER >>>
Butterfly Walk - Big Butterfly Count Fri 4th Aug 10:30-11:00 Mereway Nature Park. For details, click on REGISTER >>>
Mindfulness Walk, beside the River Crane Mon 7th Aug 10:30–12:00 Explore how our relationship with the natural world can build a sense of stillness, wonder, and emotional resilience. For details, click on REGISTER >>>
Big Bug Hunt Sat 19th Aug 09:30–10:30 Come along to Silverhall Park for a fun morning looking for bugs. For details, click on REGISTER >>>
Children's Walk on the Duke of Northumberland River Sat 19th Aug 10:30-12:30 A family friendly walk along the banks of the Duke of Northumberland's River from Silverhall Park in Isleworth to Kneller Gardens in Twickenham. For details, click on REGISTER >>>
Who Lives here? Model making Sat 19th Aug 12:30–14:00 Make clay models of the wildlife along the Duke of Northumberland's River. For details, click on REGISTER >>>
Bat Walk along the River Crane Sun 3rd Sep 19:30–21:00 An evening walk to search for bats along the River Crane and to discover these fascinating nocturnal animals. For details, click on REGISTER >>>
River Invertebrates & the Citizen Crane on the River Crane Sat 16th Sep 10:30–12:30 A morning with the Citizen Crane team, looking at the invertebrate life in the river. For details, click on REGISTER >>>
Fungi Walk along the River Crane Wed 18th Oct 10:00–11:30 A fun morning beside the River Crane looking for mushrooms and fungi. For details, click on REGISTER >>>
A Walk from Islewor5th to Kneller Gardens Sat 16rd Dec 10:30-12:30 A walk is along the banks of the Duke of Northumberland's River from Silverhall Park in Isleworth to Kneller Gardens where there are refreshments in the pavilion. For details, click on REGISTER >>>

 

ACTIVITIES AND WORKSHOPS

Would you like to learn traditional conservation skills from experts? We offer a programme of free activities on sites in Crane Park, Richmond working in Partnership with The Conservation Volunteers.  For further information about the project please email: info@force.org.uk

Meeting at The Embankment, Twickenham, TW1 3DU at the garage which is almost opposite the footbridge to Eel Pie Island at 9.55am or at 10.30am at the site, returning by around 4pm.

All equipment is provided, but please wear suitable clothing and sturdy footwear. Refreshment is provided but please bring a packed lunch.

Activity
Date
Time
Location
Contact
Hedge Laying

Wed 25th Jan
Wed 1st Feb
Wed 8th Feb
Wed 15th Feb

10.00-16.00 Crane Park, Meadway entrance.
Click on the appropriate date (left) for further information.

TCV: a.flegg@tcv.org.uk

Enhancing River Margins

Wed 21st Jun
Thu 22nd Jun
Wed 5th Jul
Wed 19th Jul

10:30-16:00

Crane Park Tower

DIRECTIONS

TCV: 07764 655 667
richmond@tcv.org.uk

Grassland Management Scything

plus

Insect survey with entomologist Richard Jones

Wed 2nd Aug
Wed 16th Aug
10:30-16:00

Crane Park Meadow
DIRECTIONS

TCV: 07764 655 667
richmond@tcv.org.uk

Grassland Management Scything

Wed 6th Sep 10:30-16:00

Crane Park Meadow
DIRECTIONS

TCV: 07764 655 667
richmond@tcv.org.uk

Grassland Management Scything

Wed 20th Sep 10:30-16:00 Location to be confirmed TCV: 07764 655 667
richmond@tcv.org.uk

Grassland Management
with Operation Centaur

week commencing 20th Nov, date tbc 10:30-16:00
tbc
Willow Way  Open Space, Crane Park, Hospital Bridge Road
DIRECTIONS
TCV: 07764 655 667
richmond@tcv.org.uk


Link to: last year's Community Learning programme