Revive yourself this January with Cambridge Past, Present and Future

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The celebrations are over for another year – you’ve eaten your fill of turkey, cleared up the wrapping paper and probably had one mince pie too many – so now is the time to refresh yourself by taking part in a healthy outdoor event with CambridgePPF! This January there are plenty of opportunities to get active and give yourself a much-needed seasonal boost. Join the team for an invigorating New Year’s Day walk around Coton Reserve, stay in shape with a regular sociable group walk around Wandlebury, help keep the countryside clean with a litterpicking event in Coton, or do your bit volunteering as one off at Wandlebury while learning a new skill at the same time Start off your new year on the right foot this month with CambridgePPF.

 

New Year’s Day Guided Walk – Sunday 1 January: 11am to 1.30pm

As a perfect antidote to the festivities, why not welcome in the New Year by joining the CambridgePPF team for a revitalising walk through Coton Reserve? You’ll be able to enjoy the stunning winter landscapes and wildlife that the reserve offers, with the added bonus of kick-starting that resolution to get more exercise in 2017! Once you’ve worked up an appetite there’s always the option to reward yourself with a lunch at the village pub, The Plough, afterwards.

Walk starts in the car park of The Plough pub at 11am.

Directions: The Plough is a short walk north up Grantchester Road from the Reserve. If driving directly to The Reserve please park in Martin Car Park located just to the west of Cambridge on Grantchester Road, CB23 7PZ. OS grid reference TL414 577GB.

Litterpicking at Coton Village and the Reserve – Saturday 7 January: 2pm to 3.30pm

This January, Coton residents and CambridgePPF team will be joining forces to take part in a coordinated litter pick. Together the group will stage a clear up designed to help maintain the natural beauty of the village and the adjacent Countryside Reserve. If you fancy some fresh air, pop along and lend a hand. It’s a great opportunity for some exercise after Christmas and you’ll be working to keep the countryside clean and clear of litter. Option to return to The Plough later too!

NB: This free event runs from 2pm to 3.30pm but any time you can spare would be appreciated – even if it is just half an hour. No need to book. Meet at The Plough, 2 High Street, Coton, CB23 7PL. Dress for winter weather and wear study footwear. All tools, bags and gloves will be provided. All ages are welcome. Children must remain accompanied by an adult. Donations to help with the upkeep of the Countryside Reserve are always welcome.

Directions: The Countryside Reserve is located just to the west of Cambridge on Grantchester Road, CB23 7PZ. OS grid reference TL414 577GB. The Plough is a short walk north up Grantchester Road from the car park.

By Bus – Citi 4 (Coton turn stop) or take the bus to Madingley Park & Ride and walk to Coton.

For more information: email bookings@cambridgeppf.org, call 01223 243830 extension 207 or visit www.cambridgeppf.org/whats-on

Saturdays 14 and 21 January – 11.00am to 3.30pm – Conservation volunteer activity – hedge laying.

Join the CambridgePPF team ‘laying’ a hedge at Wandlebury Country Park. This will improve its structure and strength making it better for wildlife, improving views across the countryside and stimulating fresh hedge growth. Tools will be provided. Please wear warm waterproof clothing, sturdy footwear and bring a packed lunch. Meet at Wandlebury notice board at the top of the car park. Adults only.

Free event but booking essential as numbers are limited.                                                             For more information: email bookings@cambridgeppf.org, call 01223 243830 extension 207 or visit www.cambridgeppf.org/whats-on

Saturdays 28 January and 4 February – 11.00am to 3.30pm – Conservation volunteer activity – Coppicing and Coppice products

Join the CambridgePPF team re-coppicing some of our hazel stools at Wandlebury to help increase biodiversity in the woodland. Help sort and cut coppiced branches to learn more about their uses. Hazel poles will be split and wattle hurdles made for use around the park. Stakes and hetherings for our hedge will be cut, as well as bean poles and pea sticks, gleaned from the brash.

Tools will be provided. Please wear warm waterproof clothing, sturdy footwear and bring a packed lunch. Meet at Wandlebury  notice board at the top of the car park.

Adults only.

Free event but booking essential as numbers are limited.

For more information: email bookings@cambridgeppf.org, call 01223 243830 extension 207 or visit www.cambridgeppf.org/whats-on

 

 

 

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