• Steeple Woods

Open Day 2022

Well. after a series of nervous checks of the weather forecast and will-we-won't-we decisions the 2022 Open Day went ahead as planned.


The afternoon was very well supported by the local community. There were a number of activities for all ages, talks by local experts and a guided walk around the Reserve.

Josh Quick's (https://www.wildstives.co.uk) foraging talk.
Josh Quick's (https://www.wildstives.co.uk) foraging talk.

The weather was not too kind - especiallly to the volunteers who were up bright and early to set up the marquees and tables - but the Steeple Woods supporters are a hardy bunch. As the afternoon progressed the weather improved and once everyone had gone home the sun even came out.


Green woodworking and spoon making with Bill and Phil.
Green woodworking and spoon making with Bill and Phil.

Over thirty people of all ages were treated to a guided walk around the various habitats around the Reserve by local tree expert Mark Nankervis (https://treeservicesuk.com). The views from the Steeple at the top of Worvas Hill were a little lost in the mist but Mark passed on a wealth of information about the history of the site and its trees and plants as we moved around.

Music from Tony, Gavin, Treve and Annie.
Music from Tony, Gavin, Treve and Annie.

As ever, the refreshment tent was a big draw with volunteer Dinky doing a sterling job keeping everyone fed and watered.


All ages were catered for, especially the youngest with volunteer Helen's Forest School activities including making seed bombs and bug hotels.

Helen's Forest School activities.
Helen's Forest School activities.

There was a special presentation of Steeple Woodland uniforms to three of our youngest (and hardest working) volunteers - Alowen, Lamorna and Awen.

Youngest volunteers with their new uniforms.
Youngest volunteers with their new uniforms.

The Volunteers would like to say a very big "Thank You" to all supported the Open Day, donated at the refreshment tent, bought a 2023 calendar or just came along and had a good time.


Thanks also to Hayle Canoe Club for lending us their hot water boiler and gas tank and Tesco and The Co-op for donating refreshments.