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Events

On the second Sunday of each month, we run bird walks led by an expert LWT birder. All are welcome. Routes vary depending on the time of year and last up to three hours. Although the paths are mostly flat, at times they can be very muddy so stout footwear (or wellies) is advised. We meet at 9am in the car park on Sandford Lane (opposite the Dinton Activity Centre entrance) and suggested a donation of £2 per adult. Car park charges apply.

On the fourth Sunday of each month we hold work parties which are essential to manage the diverse habitats to be found here. Various conservation tasks are carried out which differ depending on the time of year. These include coppicing and removing willow, maintaining our tern rafts on the lakes, removing invasive Himalayan Balsam, managing our reed beds and fencing. We meet at 9.45am in the car park on Sandford Lane (opposite the Dinton Activity Centre entrance) and work for three hours with a break for tea, coffee and a chat. We work whatever the weather and old clothing and sturdy boots or wellies are recommended. LWT provides work gloves and all necessary tools. No car parking fees apply for those taking part (but you do need to register your car registration number with us well in advance).

LWT normally celebrates International Dawn Chorus Day with a walk in mid-April. Starting very early in the morning this is an experience that you will cherish for a long time.

Apr 2024

Sun
14

Bird walks

Location: Meet at Lavell's Lake car park on Sandford Lane at 09.00

Join us for a walk, guided by an expert local birder, around the lakes, woods and hides of the park. Whatever your level of expertise you’ll be welcome. We suggested a donation of £2 per adult. Car park charges apply. Meet 08:55 for 09:00 departure from Lavell’s car park opposite the DAC car park on … read more

Sun
28

Work parties

Location: Meet at Lavell's Lake car park on Sandford Lane at 9.45am

The work party has been cancelled to minimise disturbance to birds currently looking to nest on site. Volunteer your time and join us to help with various conservation tasks around the reserve. It can be very wet and muddy so wear old clothing and sturdy boots or wellies. Work gloves and all necessary tools are … read more

Sun
28

Dawn Chorus walk

Location: Meet at Lavell's Lake car park on Sandford Lane at 5.20am

There will be a Dawn Chorus Walk this year led by Fraser Cottington on Sunday 28th April. The walk will start at 5:30am from the Lavell’s car park opposite the Dinton Activity Centre. We suggest a donation of £3 per adult. Car parking charges apply.

May 2024

Sun
12

Bird walks

Location: Meet at Lavell's Lake car park on Sandford Lane at 09.00

Join us for a walk, guided by an expert local birder, around the lakes, woods and hides of the park. Whatever your level of expertise you’ll be welcome. We suggested a donation of £2 per adult. Car park charges apply. Meet 08:55 for 09:00 departure from Lavell’s car park opposite the DAC car park on … read more

Tue
21

Meetings

Location: Rangers' Office above the cafe, main Dinton Pastures site at 8pm or Zoom at 7.30pm

LWT’s committee meets every two months. Although the meetings are for the elected committee only, members are welcome to raise issues by emailing the secretary.

Sun
26

Work parties

Location: Meet at Lavell's Lake car park on Sandford Lane at 9.45am

Volunteer your time and join us to help with various conservation tasks around the reserve. It can be a bit muddy, so wear old clothing and sturdy boots or wellies. Work gloves and all necessary tools are provided. We work for around three hours with a break for tea, coffee and a chat.

Jun 2024

Sun
09

Bird walks

Location: Lavells Lake car park

Join us for a walk, guided by an expert local birder, around the lakes, woods and hides of the park. Whatever your level of expertise you’ll be welcome. We suggested a donation of £2 per adult. Car park charges apply. Meet 08:55 for 09:00 departure from Lavell’s car park opposite the DAC car park on … read more

Tue
18

Meetings

Location: Earley St Peter's Church Hall, Church Road RG6 1EY

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING will be held on 18th June 2024 Earley St Peter’s Church Hall, Church Road, RG6 1EY. The meeting will start at 7.30pm and will be followed by a talk on the Galapagos and  Ecuador.   Additional parking is available at Earley St Peter’s School which is next to the Church Hall   … read more

Sun
23

Work parties

Location: Meet at Lavell's Lake car park on Sandford Lane at 9.45am

Please come and join us for a work party, probably cutting back vegetation to keep paths clear or pulling up Balsam. We will know exactly what nearer the time Meet 9:50am in Lavells car park.

Jul 2024

Sun
14

Bird walks

Location: Meet at Lavell's Lake car park on Sandford Lane at 09.00

Join us for a walk, guided by an expert local birder, around the lakes, woods and hides of the park. Whatever your level of expertise you’ll be welcome. We suggested a donation of £2 per adult. Car park charges apply.

Tue
16

Meetings

Location: Rangers' Office above the cafe, main Dinton Pastures site at 8pm or Zoom at 7.30pm

LWT’s committee meets every two months. Although the meetings are for the elected committee only, members are welcome to raise issues by emailing the secretary.

Sun
28

Work parties

Location: Meet at Lavell's Lake car park on Sandford Lane at 9.45am

Volunteer your time and join us to help with various conservation tasks around the reserve. It can be very wet and muddy so wear old clothing and sturdy boots or wellies. Work gloves and all necessary tools are provided. We work for three hours with a break for tea, coffee and a chat.

Aug 2024

Sun
11

Bird walks

Location: Meet at Lavell's Lake car park on Sandford Lane at 09.00

Join us for a walk, guided by an expert local birder, around the lakes, woods and hides of the park. Whatever your level of expertise you’ll be welcome. We suggested a donation of £2 per adult. Car park charges apply. Meet 08:55 for 09:00 departure from Lavell’s car park opposite the DAC car park on … read more

Sun
18

Work parties

Location: Meet at Lavell's Lake car park on Sandford Lane at 09.45am

Note this is the Sunday before the bank holiday weekend normally we have a work party on the 4th Sunday of the month. Volunteer your time and join us to help with various conservation tasks around the reserve. It can be very wet and muddy so wear old clothing and sturdy boots or wellies. Work … read more

Sep 2024

Sun
08

Bird walks

Location: Meet at Lavell's Lake car park on Sandford Lane at 09.00

Join us for a walk, guided by an expert local birder, around the lakes, woods and hides of the park. Whatever your level of expertise you’ll be welcome. We suggested a donation of £2 per adult. Car park charges apply. Meet 08:55 for 09:00 departure from Lavell’s car park opposite the DAC car park on … read more

Tue
17

Meetings

Location: Rangers' Office above the cafe, main Dinton Pastures site at 8pm or Zoom at 7.30pm

LWT’s committee meets every two months. Although the meetings are for the elected committee only, members are welcome to raise issues by emailing the secretary.

Sun
22

Work parties

Location: Meet at Lavell's Lake car park on Sandford Lane at 9.45am

Volunteer your time and join us to help with various conservation tasks around the reserve. It can be very wet and muddy so wear old clothing and sturdy boots or wellies. Work gloves and all necessary tools are provided. We work for three hours with a break for tea, coffee and a chat.

Oct 2024

Sun
13

Bird walks

Location: Meet at Lavell's Lake car park on Sandford Lane at 09.00

Join us for a walk, guided by an expert local birder, around the lakes, woods and hides of the park. Whatever your level of expertise you’ll be welcome. We suggested a donation of £2 per adult. Car park charges apply. Meet 08:55 for 09:00 departure from Lavell’s car park opposite the DAC car park on … read more

Sun
27

Work parties

Location: Meet at Lavell's Lake car park on Sandford Lane at 9.45am

Volunteer your time and join us to help with various conservation tasks around the reserve. It can be very wet and muddy so wear old clothing and sturdy boots or wellies. Work gloves and all necessary tools are provided. We work for three hours with a break for tea, coffee and a chat.

Nov 2024

Sun
10

Bird walks

Location: Meet at Lavell's Lake car park on Sandford Lane at 09.00

Join us for a walk, guided by an expert local birder, around the lakes, woods and hides of the park. Whatever your level of expertise you’ll be welcome. We suggested a donation of £2 per adult. Car park charges apply. Meet 08:55 for 09:00 departure from Lavell’s car park opposite the DAC car park on … read more

Tue
19

Meetings

Location: Rangers' Office above the cafe, main Dinton Pastures site at 8pm or Zoom at 7.30pm

LWT’s committee meets every two months. Although the meetings are for the elected committee only, members are welcome to raise issues by emailing the secretary.

Sun
24

Work parties

Location: Meet at Lavell's Lake car park on Sandford Lane at 9.45am

Volunteer your time and join us to help with various conservation tasks around the reserve. It can be very wet and muddy so wear old clothing and sturdy boots or wellies. Work gloves and all necessary tools are provided. We work for three hours with a break, please bring your own drinks. Meet 9:50 in … read more

Dec 2024

Sun
08

Bird walks

Location: Meet at Lavell's Lake car park on Sandford Lane at 09.00

Join us for a walk, guided by an expert local birder, around the lakes, woods and hides of the park. Whatever your level of expertise you’ll be welcome. We suggested a donation of £2 per adult. Car park charges apply. Meet 08:55 for 09:00 departure from Lavell’s car park opposite the DAC car park on … read more

Apr 2025

Sat
26

Dawn Chorus walk

Location: Meet at Lavell's Lake car park on Sandford Lane at 5.20am

There will be a Dawn Chorus Walk this year led by Fraser Cottington on Saturday 26th April. The walk will start at 5:30am from the Lavell’s car park opposite the Dinton Activity Centre. We suggest a donation of £3 per adult. Car parking charges apply.