Message from Lower Windrush Valley Project


As many of you will be aware, all LWVP volunteering sessions and events have been postponed until further notice. At a time when we are all being asked to restrict our movements and social contact with others, it is important to remember the huge physical and mental wellbeing benefits of spending time in nature, whether that be in your garden, walking through the countryside or at a local nature reserve or park.

We hope that the attached leaflets might provide some inspiration for getting outdoors in the local area.

Discover the Lower Windrush Valley – Walks and Leisure Leaflet
Rushy Common and Tar Lakes Leaflet
Witney Lake and Country Park Leaflet

Please remember to:

follow government advice on social distancing – do not meet in groups and wash your hands frequently
keep to public Rights of Way or permissive routes (details of which can be found on the Discover the Lower Windrush Valley leaflet)

If you’re looking for nature themed activities to keep the children entertained, here are a few ideas:
Making a recycled bird feeder:

Making a nature bracelet (instructions attached)

Make a Nature Bracelet instructions

The Trees for Schools website is very good. Loads to do and you can search for activities based on links to the KS1 and KS2 curriculums:

Finally, if anybody is finding themselves wondering what to do with all this extra time at home – we have a back log of wildlife records from our bird hides that need entering in to Excel. Please get in touch if you think you can help with this.

Best wishes and keep well,

Lucy and Rachel

Lower Windrush Valley Project