Minchinhampton Church and Bell Lane Car Park

 Minchinhampton Church and Bell Lane Car Park

The Minchinhampton Walking and Wildlife Group encourages an active interest in the local wildlife. 

On the last Sunday of each month we normally meet at 10:30am in the Minchinhampton Bell Lane car park (see map) for a two-hour walk, with plenty of opportunities to look at local flora and fauna. The walk often ends with Sunday lunch at a local pub.

The Group discussing local history at Newington Bagpath
Discussing the local history of Newington Bagpath

From time to time we venture further afield (though not usually very far) to look at nearby localities with particular wildlife interest.

Anyone is welcome to join us: there is no subscription. No special knowledge is required: most people come along casually to learn a bit more about what they can see around them on walks. Visitors to the area are welcome to join any of our walks. Just turn up. (However, if you intend to stay for the pub lunch, contact the walk organiser in advance so we can book enough room at the tables.)

See the Events list for details of the next walk.

You are very welcome to email natural history photographs to me from your private walks, that I can post on this site - or else join our Facebook group.

Some of our members are also actively involved in regular monitoring of local sites, for example checking the health of local native crayfish populations. We may also make comments on local planning applications where there will be an impact on the local natural environment.