Saturday 4th July we held an early morning walk in the Spinney, starting at
8.30 a.m. There had been rain over
night, but this enhanced the spinney as the morning sunlight sparkled.
was an opportunity to see the plant life, including the appearance of purple
spotted orchids, which have not been seen here for a few years.
of the Spinney Management Group led the walk and moved on to the Village Hall,
where a cooked breakfast had been prepared.
in the month there was a working party on Sunday 19th July, which concentrated
on keeping the paths clear of overgrowth. The willing workers were then provided with
tea and cakes in the Village Hall.
are plans to lay more granite chippings along the marshy parts of the path this
autumn. If you are able to help, by
coming with a wheelbarrow and shovel, you will be very welcome. The times will be announced on the notice
board and here on the Whilton website.
Recent research has shown that the Spinney has been managed woodland for at least 200 years and, to continue the good work, we
are looking for new volunteers, especially the
able-bodied! If you are interested in
any way, please contact Anthea Hiscock (843319), Roy Haynes (844673), Maurice Clements (842006) or anyone
else in the Management Group.