Guided walk through the former ashpit known as Thrupp Green on Friday 27th May at 7.00pm. There is much wildlife there to hear and see, the highlight being the orchids glades, spectacular in late Spring. The area is not normally open to visit and we will obtain landowner permission.

Assemble at the end of Barton Lane opposite Bio-Techne Ltd (OX14 3NB) from 6:45 pm for a start sharp at 7:00 pm. Numbers will be limited so please book in advance by emailing

Orchids in field

The orchids flourish on the alkali soil created by the ash. Photo courtesy of Michael Bloom