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Hay Bridge Nature Reserve

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The Society Committee will soon be planning the 2018 Events programme. If any member has a suggestion, any feedback on the 2017 programme, or would like to propose an event idea for 2018, please contact Nick Chaloner on 015395 34943 or


Red Deer Stag


Registration for the 2017 Rut Walks is now open.

The Reserve Warden will be leading small groups (no more than 5 people) on early morning and early evening Rut Walks.
The start of these walks is entirely dependent on the red deer so if any member is interested they should telephone Keith on 01229 861727 or email on as soon as possible to register their interest.

Keith will then contact each member once the rutting season begins and he has planned walk dates and times.
Note that numbers on each walk are very strictly limited.


Hay Bridge Nature Reserve – Natural History Group

Hay Bridge and Hulleter SSSI Raised Peat Bog Monitoring Project.

This project has been run tirelessly by a devoted group of volunteers and the attached pdf is their latest report on their progress with this fascinating and invaluable project.

Natural History Group Synopsis 2015-2016.pdf


AGM 2017

The 44th AGM of the Hay Bridge Nature Reserve Society saw 35 members in attendance. Robin Cope presented the Chairman's Report for the past year and Helen Loxam provided a report on behalf of the John Strutt Conservation Society. The current committee stood down and was then re-elected en bloc to serve for a further year. The meeting ended with tea, a raffle (which raised £66 for the Society funds) and a presentation on the Rusland Horizons project.
The draft minutes for the meeting can be downloaded by clinking the link below

Draft AGM Minutes 2017.pdf