Forthcoming Activities & Events

Welcome to our Activities section, here you will find details of the latest activities and events coming up in and around the Montefiore Woodland. So come along and learn about the woodland and its inhabitants. If you have any questions about any of our upcoming activities send us a message via our contact us page or you can email us at

Forthcoming Work Parties

Beautiful Primroses Beautiful Primroses – Thanks to Lisa for donated plants

March 2017 work party – chippings

March 2017 work party - chippings

Spring has sprung in the woodland.

Work parties will be held on the first Saturday of the month 10am – 12 noon (weather permitting) 

(Excluding January + February)


Socially Distanced Work Party  –  The first Saturday of each month 10am – noon  (weather permitting)

Please ensure you follow the strict government guidelines and maintain the minimum of 2 metres from anyone at all times!

An email reminder will be sent to the Friends of Montefiore Woodland a couple of days before each work party, although these won’t take place in bad weather.

(Please complete free online membership form to ensure receipt of emails.)

Where? Meet in the Clearing in Montefiore Woodland.

What? Tasks :  In September, hopefully the weather is kind allowing the meadow to brush-cut. However, all cuttings need to be removed to reduce nutrients in this area.

In spring / early summer removal of Alexander is always a priority and in the future Cow Parsley may also be reduced.

Ivy removal from the trees is another on-going task as is our litter collection.

big butterfly count Montefiore Woodland

Big butterfly count – Marbled White – 19th July,2015 (thanks to Jacqui for photo).

Marbled White big butterfly count July 2015 .

When? Saturday 5th August 2023 

Where? Meet in the Clearing in Montefiore Woodland.

What?  To count the number of butterflies seen in the woodland for the national survey big butterfly count.

NB SPECIAL EVENT! 10am Saturday 2nd December, 2023:

A shorter one hour Work Party to tidy up and plant our hedge whips around the rear of the Wildflower Meadow, before going across to the Emporium Cafe for a well-earned “thank you Cuppa” to our wonderful, loyal volunteers (payment of which is on us, our Treasurer will be there with the Woodland cheque book!)

A BIG thank you for your efforts!

Many thanks to the Emporium for accommodating us.

Community Evening Bat Strolls around the woodland and in the local area.

Shirley's talk prior to Bat Walk 26th Aug 17

Shirley’s talk prior to Bat Walk 26th Aug 17

Bat Strolls are held on the LAST Friday of the summer months.


Last Friday of the following summer months: June, July and August.

The final walk planned for this summer:

25th August 2023 at  7:45pm

(If Cloudy 7:30pm)

NB Do check our website for last minute updates as these walks only take place if weather conditions are favourable and may change! 

Where? Meet in the Clearing in Montefiore Woodland.

What? An informative talk regarding bats in the local area followed by a gentle stroll within the woodland, along the alleyways to King George VI Park.

Forthcoming AGM

AGM photo When? Monday 17th April at 7:00pm

Where? The Racing Greyhound (Community Room), Ramsgate

What? A.G.M. 2023

Forthcoming Committee Meeting

crop small pub

When?  Tuesday 5th September, 2023 at 6:30pm 

Where? 52, Cliffside Drive.

What? Committee Meeting 

To discuss forthcoming work parties,  events and activities.