For the past three years Melanie Nunzet has been busy introducing walkers to the
delights of the Wandle Valley. Many people enjoy walking in a group rather than alone
and these walks provide an opportunity to explore the local area and make new friends
at the same time. Melanie leads a group around Beddington Park every Friday at 10
am, meeting outside St Mary's Church, Church Road, Wallington. It lasts just one
hour and the route varies from week to week. On the last Friday of the month there
is a coffee and cakes morning with an optional visit to this very historic 10th century
You can email Melanie on email@example.com or telephone on 07944 833605 to receive
more info, and please click here for the latest walks leaflet.
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Wildlife at Beddington Farmlands:
Find out more about this fantastic birdwatching site, which also has lots of mammals
and insects, as well as interesting geology and archaeology at www.beddingtonfarmlands.org.uk
Clean up the Wandle:
On the second Sunday of each month an intrepid team of waders and walkers make their
way along a section of the Wandle, clearing rubbish from the river and rubbish from
the banks. You can find the next meeting point at www.wandletrust.org. We work in
teams, and it’s best to arrive by 11am if possible, for the safety briefing. We supply
a number of pairs of waders, however, if you have your own, do please bring them.
We also provide gloves and litter-pickers. Tough boots, trainers or wellingtons
are recommended for anyone who wants to work on the banks, and everyone should wear
old clothes that they don't mind getting dirty. It may be worth bringing a change
of clothes too just in case you do get wet!
There will be a break at about 1.30pm for tea, coffee and cake provided by us, however,
if you want to bring your own packed lunch, then please do so. After lunch we carry
on until about 3pm when we repair to a local pub.