The hunt begins ….could you be a Trustee?
The Watercress Way Charity seeks 2 new trustees: a Treasurer and an Ecologist
Treasurer: Could you oversee our efficient, easy to run online system? Training is available.
Ecologist: Have you a knowledge of wildlife, conservation and interest in recreational land management and community involvement? Typical trustee tasks include commenting on planning proposals affecting the route, as well as in leading scrub clearance!
This community based charity set up a circular, waymarked marathon length walking trail in 2016. It uses two disused railway lines and historic rights of way, NE of Winchester. Some is accessible for cyclists and horse riders.
We work with the local community and other conservation groups to restore the heritage and conserve the ecology along the railway lines. We run guided walks, children’s events and an annual Dawn to Dusk Day, and exhibit at local shows and The Watercress Festival. We have attracted many local business sponsors and work closely with the rotary club and other charities. Our website and social media feeds chart our progress.
The Covid-19 pandemic has not stopped us: it has increased demand to get outdoors into the beautiful Hampshire countryside near Winchester along our trail! In 2021 plans include: opening 0.5 kms of the old Watercress Line in Kings Worthy, building a disabled ramp at Martyr Worthy, enhancing the old railway bridge cleared recently in Sutton Scotney, publishing a Guide to the trail and installing more benches.
Have you got the enthusiasm and skills to help the existing 8 trustees? The commitment is to one trustee meeting a month (on zoom), plus additional voluntary time to support our events and activities.
If you are interested please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information
Our Latest News
The 5th Annual General meeting held on 29 June 2021
The trustees of The Watercress Way were delighted to hold our AGM outdoors in the Garden at Alresford Station after having to hold last year’s online. Such a pleasant evening and thanks to the Watercress Line for permission. Our outdoor annual meeting was the first time some of our new trustees have met face to…
Open Invitation to the 2021 Annual General Meeting
The Watercress Way are delighted to announce our Annual General Meeting at 7:30 on Tuesday 29 June 2021 in the garden at Alresford Station. Following the success of our online meeting last year it is a pleasure to be able to meet in person again outside. The 11 trustees invite members of the public to come to…
Volunteers help Trustees at litter pick in Top Field
We were delighted to welcome two volunteers to assist some of our trustees in our first event of the year. We were able to do a litter pick outside following Covid rules at Top Field, Kings Worthy. The end of the cutting has been used as a social area during lockdown and unfortunately a lot…
Dawn chorus – the early bird gets the worm!
The Watercress Way is famed for its variety of habitats and hence birds. Sadly, we are unable to run a field event this year – but there are lots of virtual tours and actual events out there! Here’s the audio and write up of such a walk on our website https://www.thewatercressway.org.uk/dawn-chorus-walk-4-45am/ Perhaps even revisit President…