Backwell Environment Trust

...10+ years of conservation, protection, improvement...

A Selection of Past Events and Activities

BET organises several events each year aimed at encouraging visitors of all ages to come and enjoy different aspects of our beautiful woodland reserves.

Have a look below at some of the great events we have run previously......

 Tree Walk - October 2015

Tree walk introOn Sunday 4th October, more than 25 BET members enjoyed an information-packed guided walk around our woodland reserves, led by Bristol naturalist Richard Bland, one of the highly popular experts at our Bioblitz.

Walling - Summer 2015

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This summer, BET's amazing volunteers rebuilt the old dry stone wall at the top of Jubilee Stone Wood. See how the old ruined wall was lovingly restored!

BET's Big Wildlife Event - June 2015

BET's family wildlife event and Bioblitz to celebrate our first ten years was a fantastic success and enjoyed by over 200 visitors!

 

 Read more:  Wildlife Event - June 2015

Winter Walk - February 2015

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BET members enjoyed a scenic hike from Backwell to NT Tyntesfield, passing by the impressive Victorian bathing pool.

Opening Celebrations - Autumn 2014

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In October 2014, BET Members joined in celebrating the completion of two big projects by our volunteers over the past two years. This event marked the opening of our wonderful new 'Geology Trail' and the fantastic refurbished BET 'Cabin'.

Archaeology Walk - July 2014

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On Sunday 13th July, BET held its second annual Archaeology Walk around our woods, just one of 1,000 events around the country for the Council For British Archaeology Festival Fortnight.

Spring Walk -  May 2014

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On the wonderfully sunny Sunday afternoon of the Early May Bank Holiday weekend, BET held a guided walk through the woodland reserves, enjoying the fine views and spectacular wildflowers.

BET on BBC - February 2014

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In June 2013, BET was contacted by the makers of the BBC series ‘Escape to the Country’ to ask if we would like to take part in an episode being filmed in North Somerset.  The episode was broadcast in Feb 2014 and included a 4-minute story about BET, which you can watch by following this link. 

Tree Identification Walk - July 2013

At the end of July, BET organised a highly instructive Tree Identifcation Walk through our woodlands with a local tree expert.

Dry Stone Walling - July 2012

10. The happy wallersBET hosted an intensive hands-on training day re-building a dry stone wall. With expert assistance from the SWEDSWA the volunteers soon got the hang of the techniques and transformed a collapsed old wall. 

Diamond Jubilee Celebration - June 2012

BET3BET was very pleased to host the Blessing of the Jubilee Stone as part of the Queen's Jubilee Celebrations. See some of the pictures from the day...

Hedgelaying - February 2011

hedge1In early 2011 an impressive number of volunteers learnt some traditional skills from Malcolm Dowling. Read this article before visiting the Badgers Wood reserve to see the changes three years on.

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