Walking for Wildlife – donations welcomed!

Both Mrs. C. and I have been members of the Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country (WTBBC), our local trust, for a number of years. Over the last four years I have been a regular conservation volunteer with them, working at a couple of local nature reserves.

Smestow Valley nature reserve Wolverhampton
Wolverhampton’s Smestow Valley Local Nature Reserve

Back in November last year, following the publication of the State of Nature 2019 report, I blogged about the ongoing decline in our nation’s flora and fauna, and of the importance of the national network of independent Wildlife Trust charities working to reverse the decline. Back then I decided to increase my support by donating a proportion of all tickets sales to WTBBC, from 2020 going forward.

Then Coronavirus happened and all my outdoor activities were cancelled. Consequently, all fundraising in aid of WTBBC stopped overnight.

Still, we’re not that easily deterred here at Julian Cartwright Mountain Adventures: 2020 marks the 40th anniversary of the Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country so we thought a 40km (25 miles in old money) sponsored walk would be an appropriate way to kick start our fundraising again – we quite enjoy a walk we do.

So, to cut a long story short, on Wednesday 19th August we’re walking ’40k in a day’ for wildlife. We’re starting from our front door and visiting as many local sites of importance for nature as we can. We’d be delighted if you could sponsor us. You can find out more and make a donation here:


Of course, if you’d rather book an activity and make your donation that way, that would be great too!

Thank you.

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