From JanuaryDiaries with no dates

Eco shop, 8 Threadneedle Street, Stroud

The Diary Swap works like this:

  • Drop off unwanted 2018 diaries or calendars; and / or
  • Pop in and collect one if you need one (and make a donation if you can)

FREE / donations welcomed





Saturday 20 JanuaryStuart Singers

7.30pm to 9pm



Come and join us for this amazing concert put on by the local Stuart Singers and the Reed Warblers bassoon quartet to raise funds for our charity.

Refreshments will be served in the interval.

Cost: £10/adult & £5/child

Tickets available at the SVP eco shop.



Sat 27 - Mon 29 JanuaryBig Garden Birdwatch


 This is RSPB’s annual national bird survey which helps to assess bird population trends.

If you’d like to take part, register online at or pick up a survey form from the SVP eco shop in January.




Sunday 28 JanuaryHeavens Archeo



 Including two mill sites, a small scattered community of 17th century handloom weavers, a farmstead, sheep house, deer park, and open field systems. These all date from the medieval period and form part of an increasing body of evidence from the Roman and Prehistoric periods.

Join Neil Baker for a guided walk and talk of the historical landscape of the Heavens.

£7 / person. Children free.

Booking essential





Sunday 11 February 2018Snowdrops

10am - 12 noon

Kingscote Woods

A woodland stroll to see the impressive display of snowdrops and winter aconites that flower here every spring. This circular walk will take in another nearby wood which has a profusion of ferns.

The walk will be very muddy in some parts so wellies or similar sturdy outdoor gear will be needed.

Cost: £5/adult & £2/child

Booking essential




Sunday 18 February 2018Great Crested Grebe

10.30am - 12.30pm

Cotswold Water Park

The balletic courtship dance of the Great Crested Grebe would please the judges of Strictly, and hopefully you’ll be able to watch it for yourself as we explore part of the Cotswold Water Park seeing as many of the 40 species of waterfowl that make the park a nationally important winter home for birds. It also has nationally important numbers of Great Crested Grebe.

Cost: £5/adult & £2/child

Booking essential




Saturday 24 FebruarySeed swop

10.30am to 1pm

Stroud Valleys Project’s eco shop

8 Threadneedle St, Stroud, GL5 1AF

Bring along seeds that you have saved from your garden, or any packets of seeds that you have spare, and swap them for some different varieties.

Even if you don’t have any seeds to swap, you can still take some for a donation.

This is a great way to meet other gardeners and to share advice and knowledge.

Free / donations welcomed




Wednesday 18 AprilKingfisher

10am - 12.30pm

Chalford Valley

Spring is here and the Golden Valley is alive with birdsong! Join us on a gentle 2 mile stroll starting at Chalford. We will be looking for signs of Spring with an emphasis on birds and their songs/calls. Our walk will take us through ancient woodland, alongside stream and canal.

There will be the opportunity to end with refreshments at the Lavender Café.

Cost: £5/adult & £2/child

Booking essential



Saturday 5 MayNightingale 2

9.30 - 12.00 noon

Cotswold Water Park


Come and join us on a 2½ mile walk to hear the wonderful voice of the secretive nightingale.

Along the way we will also look out for many kinds of warblers and water birds, and hopefully hear the sound of the cuckoo welcoming in the spring.


Cost: £5/adult & £2/child (Age 8+ only)

Booking essential

Photo : ©  Barbara Wood






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Sunday 13 May

Drop in from 11am to 3pm

Minchinhampton and Rodborough Commons


Marking Day is the traditional day for the cows to be let out onto Minchinhampton and Rodborough Commons for a summer of grazing.

There will be something for the whole family to enjoy, including children’s activities and a talk by Matthew Oates who is a National Specialist for the National Trust speaking on the importance of this traditional grazing to the land and its link with butterflies and nature.

FREE event

The event is jointly organised with Stroud Valleys Project and National Trust.

Photo : © Deb Roberts



Friday 18 MayBats AdEd 2015

8.30pm - 10.30pm

Encounter Stroud’s many incredible types of bats with a local expert. We will listen for bats using bat detectors, and will hope to spot some flying.

Bring warm clothes and a torch.

The Museum will be open until 11pm.

Cost : £5/adult & £2/child

SVP Friends : £4/adult & £2/child

Booking essential



Fri evening 18 May : 7.30pm 9.30pm Great Crested  Newt

Sat morning 19 May : 7.30am - 9am


On Friday evening a number of bottle traps will be set in the two ponds on-site at the old dew pond and the main breeding pond.

If the weather is favourable a torch lamp survey will also be carried out for both ponds.

On Saturday morning the bottle traps will be emptied and a survey count will be taken before releasing any newts or pond life found.

FREE event - donations welcomed

Booking essential




Stroud Valleys Project is a limited company,
registered in England and Wales.    

Registered number: 2224016    

Registered charity number: 900107

Stroud Valleys Project,
8 Threadneedle Street,

Tel: 01453 753358

Fax: 01453 755641


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