Saturday 2 JuneSeedling

SVP Eco Shop

10.30 - 1.00pm

Do you have any spare or unwanted seedlings? Give them a good home through the Stroud Valleys Project’s seedling swap/sale. Bring along any seedlings that you have spare and exchange them for others. Both vegetable and flower varieties welcome.

Even if you don’t have any seedlings to swap, you can still take some for a donation. It’s a great way to meet other gardeners and to share advice and knowledge.



Sunday 3 June 2018 Cotswold Way

8.30am for pre-walk breakfast;

Otherwise 9.30am

Do you enjoy walking? Have you always wanted to walk the Cotswold Way but never had the chance?

Stroud Valleys Project is setting up a team to walk a short section of the Cotswold Way in a Day event to raise money for our charity.

Call us to find out more.

Entry fee (adults and children): £10 each

Food is an extra cost

Booking and paying in advance is essential


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Saturday 9 June

6pm - 8pm

The walk will start with a short introduction from local grazier and SVP Friend, Paul Griffiths, about the history of the common, what wildlife, wildflowers and orchids may be seen as well as a brief introduction to the grazing and management of the common for the rare Duke of Burgundy butterfly.

Cost : £5/adult & £2/child

SVP Friends : £4/adult & £2/child

Booking and paying in advance is essential


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Saturday 16 June

10am - 2pm

Come along, enjoy and learn the art of scything, the traditional way of making hay, with Fred Miller, Stroud Valleys Project Officer.  

The course designed for the beginner will give people an introduction to the use of the Austrian style scythe, its use, sharpening and maintenance.

Minimum donation £10 per person

Booking in advance is essential


Glow worms

Friday 22 June (National Insect Week)

Friday 13 July

7.30pm - 9.30pm

Denise Gibbons will be giving an illustrated talk about Glow-worms and Fireflies, followed by a walk at nightfall to see our glowing female insects in their local natural habitat.

Refreshments will be served after the talk.

The walk is in the dark on paths so please bring a torch and wear warm clothing.

Cost : £5/adult & £2/child

SVP Friends : £4/adult & £2/child

Please note : This event is unfortunately not suitable for children under five

Booking and paying in advance is essential


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Sunday 8 July

11am - 4pm 

We’ll have a shadow theatre with templates for children to make shadow puppets of moths, bats, owls, glow-worms, badgers and foxes. We’ll also have blank card for them to do their own thing!

We’re planning on having a 5 minute performance every hour on the theme of ‘As I walked out one summer’s night....’

Free Event


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Saturday 14 July

10am - 1pm

Come along, enjoy and learn about what pond life and mini-beasts live in the main breeding pond at Kingswood’s own wildlife oasis.

This annual pond survey now in its fourth year will be lead by Denise Gibbons and Barbara Wood, both experts in pond wildlife.

Cost : £5/adult & £2/child

SVP Friends : £4/adult & £2/child

Booking in advance is essential


Friday 20 JulyBrewery Walk

5.30pm - 8.30pm

Join us for a walk to Stroud Brewery through Capel’s Mill and Arundel Millpond. Then walk with us along the canal tow path to Stroud Brewery and enjoy a pint when you get there. Price includes a pint of beer or a soft drink.

We are starting earlier this year, so we can arrive before sunset. If you would like to have homemade wood fired pizza for tea, please ask us for the menu.

Cost : £10/adult & £5/child

SVP Friends: £8/adult & £4/child

Booking and paying in advance is essential



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10.30am - 12.30pm

The Gloucestershire Geology Trust will be taking us on a guided walk along the shore of the Severn at Hock Cliff to find fossils embedded in the mud shale. This can be a muddy and slippery walk so good shoes or boots are essential. A family event suitable for children.      

Cost: £5/adult & £2/child

SVP Friends: £4/adult & £2/child                                                     

Booking essential

Photo : ©  John Ockham


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Saturday 18 August

8pm - 10pm

Come along and enjoy a talk & walk about local bat species that we hope to hear and possibly see before dusk in around the Rackleaze Wetland site, a wildlife oasis managed by Stroud Valleys Project. We will be meeting at Cam Parish Council Office at 8pm where we will meet Ms Nadine Symkatz-Kloss, a locally based ecologist and bat expert.

Free event

However donations are really appreciated.

Booking in advance is essential



Sunday 19 AugustCapels Mill open day

Activities and fun for all the family.

Find us by using the pedestrian crossing over Dr Newton's Way below Waitrose.

Free event 

However donations are much appreciated.

Phone Stroud Valleys Project on 01453 753358 for more information.



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Wednesday 22 August

10am - around 2pm


Spend the morning walking from playground to playground with fun activities along the way.

Unfortunately, this walk is not suitable for pushchairs.

Cost £2/child (Adults free)

Booking in advance is essential



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Thursday 23 August

8pm - 9.30pm

Come along and enjoy an early evening stroll around Wild About Kingswood’s own Open & green Spaces with Stroud Valleys Project’s own bat expert, Ms Nadine Symkatz-Kloss, a locally based ecologist and former colleague of Stroud Valleys Project.

Free event

However donations are really appreciated.

Booking in advance is essential



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Saturday 15 September

10am - 4pm

This workshop is aimed at both fledgling writers and those who want to break into the business. There will be opportunities for 1:1 sessions with Katie and with these excellent writers throughout.

There are only 10 spaces, so book early to avoid disappointment.

£130 per person, to include lunch, teas and coffees and wine.



Insect survey / Bio-blitzInsect Survey

Rackleaze Wetland, Cam

Saturday 15 September

10am - 1pm approx

Come along, enjoy and learn about what insects and mini-beasts live in and around the Rackleaze Wetland site with our wildlife experts Denise Gibbons and Barbara Wood.

The aim of the survey will be to continue collecting data / records of insects and wildlife found on the wetland site on that day. Barbara and Denise have been collecting data at the site for a number of years, building up a picture of the insect and wildlife species found.

Free event

However donations are really appreciated.

Booking in advance is essential




Friday 5 October

7.30pm - 9.30pm

Did you know that the Goshawk, one of our most elusive large raptors after almost dying out last century as a breeding bird, is now thriving in parts of Gloucestershire?

Local expert Steve Watson will tell us all about them using photos and videos. Do not miss this exciting opportunity to learn more about this most fascinating but secretive bird.

Cost: £5/adult & £2/child

SVP Friends: £4/adult & £2/child

Booking and paying in advance is essential



Stratford ParkPumpkins

Sunday 28 October


APPLE pressing workshops : bring some apples and have a go at making your own juice. Try a variety of apple-related family activities.

Drop off carved pumpkins at museum courtyard to be judged then join in with a twilight Pumpkin Lantern Trail.

Outdoor Autumn fun for all the family

FREE event

However donations are really appreciated.




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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