Coming Events

Fungus walk in King's Wood, Corby

John Haughton, a volunteer with the Corby Woodlands project, leads another foray to find fungi in this Ancient Woodland in the western part of the town
King's Wood, Corby


Wednesday 2nd November 
10:00  - 12:00

 

Part of the medieval royal hunting forest of Rockingham, King's Wood was managed for centuries as a Crown coppice, providing timber as well as shelter for the king's deer.

 

Today King's Wood Local Nature Reserve is managed as a  partnership between North Northamptonshire Council and the Wildlife Trust BCN. The Wildlife Trust carries out habitat improvements and works closely with the Friends of Kings Wood, an active volunteer group dedicated to caring for the site. The wood consists mainly of oak, ash, field maple and hazel and supports a rich and diverse fauna and flora.

John Haughton, knows the woodland extremely well and is a  knowledgeable fungus enthusiast. You never can tell where and when particular types of fungi will appear, but John will lead us through this fascinating woodland and introduce us to some of the many interesting species that can be found there in the autumn.

 

In order to ensure a good experience for everyone we will be limiting numbers to 10 people and we would suggest that dogs, even on leads may conflict with attempts to look at a fungus on the ground. 

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Meet at the Kingswood Neighbourhood Centre, Alberta Close, NN18 9HU where there is a cafe and toilets. It is about two or three hundred meters from the wood. 

Distance: no more than 2 miles.
Walking will be along well-used paths which can often be muddy.

Please email to let us know if you want to come.   We will confirm your booking straight away and again two days before the walk.

Email: friends@fineshade.org.uk