Share your memories of Bubbenhall Wood

Bluebells at Bubbenhall Wood. Picture by John Roberts.

Bluebells at Bubbenhall Wood. Picture by John Roberts.

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Warwickshire Wildlife Trust is inviting people with memories of time spent in Bubbenhall Wood to contribute to an oral history project.

The trust, which this week purchased the wood and meadow to the south of Bubbenhall, plans to spend £422,400 of Heritage Lottery funding on the project, which will help provide interpretation boards for the site.

The purchase of the wood was made possible thanks to funding from the Lottery, WREN’s FCC Biodiversity Action Fund and the Banister Charitable Trust, as well as gifts left in people’s wills and donations from the public.

Following the takeover, the trust plans to create a 205 hectare area of woodland and meadow, joining Ryton Wood with Bubbenhall Meadow and Wood, Wappenbury Wood and Old Nun Wood.

A spokesman for the trust said: “Usage of the natural mineral resources present in this area has shaped the landscape that we see today and we would like to capture people’s memories of both the wood and former quarry.”

A range of activities, including guided walks, bush craft and woodland crafts, will also be held throughout the year.

To find out more, visit www.warwickshirewildlifetrust.org.uk