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Sunday 14 January

Langdyke has always been keen to promote nature and engage people across the whole area west of Peterborough so we are delighted that the Friends of Barnack Hills and Holes have asked to come on board and become one of the Trust’s local groups, alongside our existing groups in Helpston, Castor and Ailsworth and Maxey, Etton and Glinton. We are busy talking through the details but hope to have more to say about this soon and how we can combine forces for nature and the countryside with an expanded membership, more reserves and more events!

Saturday 13 January

A quick reminder of the Nene Washes Winter Walk on Saturday.  Please meet at Helpston Post Office to be able to leave at 1.00 pm, or directly to Eldernell Bank Car Park at 1.30 ish.  

  • Directions – take the A605 through Whittlesey, pass through Eastrea and Coates, then just at the outskirts of Coates village take the first left – by a large farm dealership (Ben Burgess/John Deere); follow the lane to the very end for just over 1km to the Nene River Wash Bank – the car park is just over the bank. Here is a weblink to the location,-0.057965,511m/data=!3m1!1e3

 The weather forecast is cloudy+grey, not too cold at 6 deg C, wind moderate from SE – but the Nene Washes require warm clothing and footwear always as there is not much energetic walking – more bird watching. There have recently been plentiful waders and swans, raptors and owls – so we hope for a good show. There is no fixed end time; it can be when you have had enough or on arrival of darkness – whichever is earlier.