Events on our reserve are almost always organised by the Friends Group.


The Nature Reserve walks start from the Preschool/Scout building at the Holtspur Top Lane end of Cherry Tree Road. The walks are open to everyone, but if you are not a member of the Friends, we do ask for a voluntary donation of £1.

Walks in 2023

Based on the latest Government covid-19 rules, this year's events listed below will proceed as normal. These events are, of course, dependent on any future changes that might impact the number of people allowed to gather outside. All dates and times listed below will be confirmed nearer the date, here, and by emails to members.

TBA 2:30pm : Spring Walk - guided walk led by TBA

TBA 10:30am : Butterfly Walk at Holtspur Bottom Butterfly Reserve led by TBA

TBA 2:30pm : Butterfly and Summer Walk - guided walk led by TBA

TBA 9:30pm : Glow-worm and Bat walk led by TBA

TBA 2:30 pm : Autumn Walk - guided walk led by TBA

TBA 2:30 pm : Fungus Walk led by TBA

Friends Work Parties in 2022 - 2023

Friends meet in the reserve access off Riding Lane at 10:00 am and continue until 12:00 noon approx. We recommend that you wear sturdy footwear and leather/gardening gloves whilst working on the Reserve. We will supply the appropriate personal protective equipment if you use any of our power tools. In the present Covid-19 situation, we will not be providing refreshments, so please bring your own if you require them.

Friends Work Party Dates

Sunday 25th September 2022

Sunday 30th October 2022

Sunday 27th November 2022

Sunday 8th January 2023

Sunday 29th January 2023

Sunday 26th February 2023

Sunday 26th March 2023

Sunday 30th April 2023 The Annual Cowslip Count

Work parties will commence again at the end of September 2023

Work to be done during the Friends work parties will be decided according to requirements and in conjunction with work carried out for the Town Council by John Shaw and the Chiltern Rangers CIC.

Chiltern Rangers Work Parties at the Reserve

Chiltern Rangers also run their own work parties in the Reserve and, in some cases, they welcome help from members of the community as well as members of the Reserve. If you do want to attend one of these work parties, the Rangers request that you wear sturdy footwear and appropriate clothing suitable for outdoors activities and the weather. Tools appropriate for the work will be provided.

Details of planned work parties where help is welcomed from members of the community are given below.

Chiltern Rangers Community Work Party Dates

Thursday 24th November 2022 - Community Coppicing. Help required between 10am and 3pm

Thursday 9th February 2023 - Community Coppicing. Help required between 10am and 3pm

More information about Chiltern Rangers and their work can be found here.