Whitwell Common open day returns

After falling foul of Covid restrictions in successive years, the annual Whitwell Common open day will return on Saturday 2 July from 11 am – 4 pm.

The pond is one of two that have been restored by the Whitwell Common Trust since the last open day. Photos: Richard Taylor

The event will feature guided tours led by Lin Garland, chair of the trustees, to help visitors discover the various treasures of the common, including wildflowers and orchids.
There will also be demonstrations of woodland crafts throughout the day with food from the firepit (meat and vegetarian options available).
The common, a Site of Special Scientific Interest, can be found by following Whitwell Road out of Reepham, past Whitwell Station, under the bridge to the junction with Nowhere Lane (NR10 4RF).
If arriving by car, please follow the signs to a suitable parking place. Enter by the kissing-gate next to the old telephone box (now an information kiosk) and follow the signs.
The open day is suitable for children and adults; boots are recommended. There is no charge for entry, but donations will be welcome.
For further information, telephone 07342 262109.

Various species of wildflowers and orchids should be flowering on Whitwell Common in time for the open day on Saturday 2 July.

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