Events 2017

As well as our regular walks and talks, the Trust welcomes all its members to its Thursday afternoon work-parties.  Check with Chris Topper on 01733 252506 for details of each week’s location.

Langdyke Countryside Trust Events Calendar 2017


27 April Nightingale Walk in Castor Hanglands – meet at Helpston PO at 7.30 pm
11 May Badger watching at Ferry Meadows – only one place left, booking only.  Contact Richard Astle for details.
24 May Nene Washes early summer Walk – a chance to see cranes and hear a corncrake. Meet at Helpston PO at 7.00 pm
17 June Summer at Bainton Heath – guided walk around this less known reserve to see dragonflies, butterflies and flowers of the heath & maybe hear a turtle dove. Meet and park at Torpel Field at 2.00 pm
2 July Summer afternoon at Castor Hanglands, pond dipping, treasure hunt, orchids and insects, from 1pm – bring your picnic!
15 September Langdyke Annual Members Meeting, 7pm, talk by Derek Niemann, author of a Tale of Trees, Castor Village Hall, talk starts at 730pm

NB – Please check the arrangements prior to each event as the details and timings may change – call Richard Astle (07885 252571) or David Cowcill (07743 986896).


Swaddywell Pit – turn right off the Marholm to Ufford Road after the farm shop and into the Stamford Stone operation. The reserve is on your right through the gates.

Torpel Manor Field – drive out of Helpston along West Street, go past the garden centre and turn right along King Street towards  Bainton, the field is then 30 metres on your left through a white gate.

Etton Maxey Pits - turn left off the main road going into Maxey from the A16 roundabout towards Etton and access the reserve from the pull-in on the right.

Botolph’s Barn – next to the Exeter Arms in Church Lane, Helpston.