Bat Walk Friday 11th September 2015

Our first Bat walk will take place on Friday 11th September at 7.30pm when we will welcome Warwickshire Bat Group to join us in the fields for an informative and interesting talk on ‘bats’. Our guest speaker will have a number of bat detectors for us to use on the walk, which will end at around 9.00 pm. You will need to dress up warm, wear suitable footwear and bring your torch and mobile (if you have one). The walk is free but limited in numbers to ensure everyone can hear and participate, so it’s first come first served. We will meet at the entrance off Maidenhead Road.

To secure your place please call Sonja on 07770747502, a mobile telephone number to contact you would also be helpful in the event of a last minute change due to the weather. Otherwise come along and enjoy the walk and learn more about one of our nocturnal creatures!


Nature Walk Sunday 26th July

If you are interested in finding a little bit about the sorts of things you can see around the Rowley Fields and Welcombe Hills then  come along and join Mike Anderson for an informative stroll on Sunday 26th July. It will be set at beginner level so the less you know the better!

Mike has spent years walking the area and you may well have seen his contributions to our Facebook page where he links his regular blog on what you can see from day to day see –

The walks take place at 11am for children aged 10+ (accompanied by an adult) and 2pm for adults only.

Places limited for the first walks so book early to avoid disappointment.

Phone Sonja Dosanjh (event co-ordinator) on 07770747502 to book your place. First come first served. We’ll post further instructions here before the day of the walk.

Note: the walks won’t be arduous but for the adults only you will need to be capable of walking for up to 2 hours on the hills. The children’s walk will involve short distances only but last about an hour.

As it’s a nature walk, no dogs please.

There is no charge, but if you’ve enjoyed yourself and have not yet joined The Friends of Rowley Fields, please consider doing so, your support is greatly appreciated. 

flyer for nature walks


Rowley Fields Grass

I’m pleased to report that the grass in Rowley Fields has been cut today (26/06/2015)IMG_1354

This comes in time for the long summer months.

-Tom Bailey

Friends of Rowley Fields off to a flying start

Well we did it, at a packed Welcombe Hills School Hall, we officially launched the Friends of Rowley Fields, thanks to everyone who turned up and showed their support. We have a committee elected and our first meeting planned for next week. We have been invited to speak at the Town Trust AGM. If you are keen to support our work on your behalf, please join our group – see the membership pages for more information.

Rowley the Barn Owl

Thanks to a generous donor we have a lovely cuddly toy Barn Owl to raffle at our inaugural meeting. Please buy a ticket – all proceeds will go to the Friends of Rowley Fields – to the benefit of everyone who uses the land.

See the real thing in action in Rowley Fields thanks to Mike Anderson:


Meeting Agenda & papers

The Agenda and draft constitution are now available for reading. Our membership form is also available to download.

Please note hard copies will not be available at the meeting.


Agenda website


Appendix A Rowley Fields Map

FORF Membership form v2





Inaugural Meeting 11th June 2015

Our first event is the inaugural meeting of the Friends of Rowley Fields on Thursday 11th June 7.30 pm at Welcombe Hills School. Please come along and pledge your support, membership will be open to everyone.

Please check this page in the near future for information concerning forthcoming events, including summer nature walks, bat evenings and an autumn dog walk.

Inaugural Meeting of FoRF 11th June

A small group of ‘Friends’ are working hard behind the scenes preparing for our inaugural meeting to officially launch the Friends of Rowley Fields. Our aim is to Protect Rowley Fields for generations to come. We want to work with the Town Trust and preserve the space forever. Anyone interested in joining please fill out the questionnaire on the membership page – or please come to our launch event at the Welcombe Hills School on Thursday June the 11th at 7.30pm.