Key Facts


The First Signs of Success
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
Whilst out chipping with Assistant Ranger Matt and Student Josh we stumbled across some fresh new spring growth peaking through the woodland floor in Puckridge, Wellesley Woodlands.  These signs of life are from the hard work Ranger Jenny and the … ...
View full article

Egg-citing events at Wellesley Woods
Wed, 20 Feb 2019
With a hint of Spring in the air our new Community Coordinator Nicci has been busy organising events in Wellesley Woods! Fri 22 Feb – Spring Bird Walks  We still have places on the 2pm & 3pm Spring Bird Walks … ...
View full article

Wonky Wellesley Wood
Sat, 26 Jan 2019
Last week Jenny and I headed out to Rushmoor Bottom to fell a couple of tall birch trees which had tipped over and become hung up over the path. The combined root plate had heaved over, so it made the … ...
View full article

Wellesley Wildlife Wander
Sat, 27 Oct 2018
This morning, armed with sweep nets, bug pots and a fairy sheet, I led a family wildlife walk exploring Wellesley Woodlands. It was a lovely, crisp & sunny day discovering all the work our volunteers and rangers do to promote wildlife. The … ...
View full article

Wellesley Brass Rubbing Trail
Mon, 13 Aug 2018
Fancy a walk in the woodlands this summer holiday but want it to be a little different?  Come down to Wellesley Woodlands on 23rd August to have a go at our new Brass Rubbing Trail. The Rangers will be on … ...
View full article

Prince of Paths
Mon, 30 Jul 2018
This month Millgrove have been busy on Wellesley Woodlands for us, installing a section of path in a section of Prince’s Avenue woods where it is very wet and muddy in winter. We decided to take advantage of this dry … ...
View full article

Cutting the way
Fri, 13 Jul 2018
On Thursday 12 July I was joined by Paul, Mike, Eric, Matt and Ed at Chalk Farm, Wellesley Woodlands to cut back the paths and remove brambles from around the saplings planted roughly 4 years ago.  Matt, Ed and Mike … ...
View full article

Wellesley Workers
Wed, 04 Jul 2018
It’s now the end of a long day hosting the AAA, – a large Wellesley Woodland event for pupils from eight local schools. We’ll post later with more news of the event, but in the meantime I wanted to say … ...
View full article

Digging for the Wellesley
Sat, 09 Jun 2018
Our rangers have been hard at work at Rushmoor Bottom, in Wellesley Woodlands manoeuvring a digger and our large tractor. We’ve had problems with unauthorised 4WDs entering our lovely beech woodland, causing a disturbance and damage. So by the new gate we installed … ...
View full article