Welcome to the Northwest Ecological Trust website. Here you will find information about our work developing and managing Gorse Hill Nature Reserve, its wildlife and habitats, various surveys, latest news and how to find us.
The Trust values and relies upon its subscription supporters and volunteers so you can find information about how to subscribe, how to become a volunteer and the sorts of things you can do.
This website is regularly updated so please keep checking as we will be adding more information about the flora and fauna of Gorse Hill, latest news and more photos.
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IMPORTANT: Gorse Hill Nature Reserve is still closed to visitors due to Covid-19, we do have some volunteers on site under strict conditions in accordance with our Covid 19 Risk Assessment. There is no public access to our car park, Cabin Wood, 5 Acre Meadow and Information Cabin although the public footpaths do remain open. When using these footpaths please keep to the Government guidelines on social distancing and restrictions on outdoor activities.
We are of course keeping the situation under review.
Thank you all for your support and we wish you well in these challenging times. (27.6.20)
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR OUR SUPPORTERS:
We have been notified by our bank that in order for it to comply with banking regulations our current account had to change to a business account and this has necessitated a change to our account number. Our new bank details are:
Sort Code: 77-57-03 Account No.: 00020041
The new account took effect from 16th March 2020 and our old account closed. No further payments will be accepted to our old account number. Any payments received with our old account number will not be reallocated but returned to sender. Please therefore do not be alarmed if any payment is returned to you by the bank.
We have contacted all our supporters who make regular direct bank payments.
ALL OUR EVENTS FOR 2020 HAVE BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Apple Juice £2.50 a bottle. Our pasteurised pure apple juice is made from our Heritage Apples grown in our orchards.
LATEST UPDATES (last six months)
27.6.20 – New Header Image
Out and About at Gorse Hill – just a peep in our nest boxes
Home Page – Covid 19 update, 2020 events removed, minor wording changes
16.5.20 – Home Page – slight amendment to notice about temporary closure
18.4.20 – Home Page – updated notice about temporary closure.
Out and About at Gorse Hill – Nobody Told Mother Nature About the ‘Lockdown’
General – Change of website Header Image
23.3.20 – Home Page – temporary closure of Gorse Hill Nature Reserve to visitors and volunteers
18.3.20 – Home Page – cancellation of events and current restrictions
16.3.20 – Home Page – Important information regarding our bank details
15.3.20 – Support Us Page – our new bank account number added
Gorse Hill Tab – Birds – 2019 Bird Sightings Lists added
14.3.20 – Home Page – Events and coronavirus
17.2.20 – Out and About at Gorse Hill – Snowdrop Sunday
– Home Page – up coming events
1.2.20 – Out and About at Gorse Hill – new 2020 front page added – Camera trap delights
15.1.20 – Home Page – Snowdrop Sunday event
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