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Government Cycle Voucher Scheme

July 28, 2020

You may have seen in the news that the “Fix Your Bike” cycle repair voucher scheme announced by the Government in May becomes “live” at midnight tonight, 28th July. It entitles each household in England to up to two £50 vouchers to be used at registered repairers (we are one) towards the cost of returning your bikes to a roadworthy condition. …

#Watchtreat yourself

July 15, 2020

Under normal circumstances, Watchtree is self sufficient. However, at the moment due to COVID restrictions, our trading has reduced dramatically and that could have a detrimental effect on how we operate as a business and charity. This isn’t a sob story – we are innovative and resilient; and above all, we remain positive! We just …

Watchtree Open Air Cafe

June 30, 2020

Re-opening the cafe in the visitors centre whilst remaining compliant with Covid 19 regulations is practically impossible! The building and its main entrance is also used for toilets, reception, our own offices and much more. However, we’re blessed with 205 acres of land and in the current situation it makes sense to spread out. So, …

Covid 19 Cycle Sales, Service and Repairs

June 20, 2020

Cycle sales, servicing and repairs from the Watchtree Wheelers  From Tuesday 23rd June  Services include:   Cycle Sales – we have a range of refurbished and ex-hire bikes in all shapes and sizes  Servicing and Repair – Our workshop is open, for pre-book appointments  In line with government guidance we have implemented control measures for your safety and that of our team.   Please read the following instructions carefully.  Cycle Sales   Enquiries: Email …

Cafe Seating Area Closed Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th of February.

February 26, 2020

Our little cafe is getting a makeover! The seating area of the visitors centre/cafe will be closed for painting on Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th of February. Don’t worry you can still get take away hot food and drinks The visitor’s centre will remain open for toilet facilities and bike hire. Many thanks!

#votewatchtree Learn in the wild

April 3, 2019

  We have exciting news which we can’t wait to share with you! We have been selected as one of this year’s Peoples Projects – with your votes we could secure £50,000 for a very special project. Voting is open from the 1st to the 15th of April Watch and share our breaking news story here …

Helen Skelton and the Countryfile Team visit Watchtree

February 2, 2017

On Sunday the 5th of February, local beauty spot; Watchtree Nature Reserve, will feature on the BBC1 prime time show Countryfile. Filming took place for the special ‘Feathered Friends’ edition of the show in mid-January. Producers were attracted to the reserve due to the impressive murmaration of starlings which perform their enchanting displays over the …

Christmas Closing 2017

November 6, 2016

Please note we will be closed for a short break over the Christmas period. This is to allow our staff and volunteers a hard earned break.                                                 Closed from Christmas Eve to …

Ringing – October 16

October 29, 2016

Two catches were made on Thursday 20th October in the Wetlands and today Monday 24th October in the NE Corner. As usual a very good species list and today it was nice to capture two Redwing, the first for several years. From appearances, weight and wing length we think some of the Blackbirds are migrants from the …

Check out our 2016 Events Programme

April 28, 2016

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