Events are of course all on hold during lockdown, but normally, we organise and help others with events in Ludwell Valley Park. Once we are able to do this again, come and enjoy the Park and meet other people who love it too ! (Even if it has to be at a distance of 2 metres!)  We are keen to do more and hear your ideas – get in touch, get involved!

We need volunteers who can help us to run conservation sessions over the autumn and winter. If you are interested in helping to run simple, enjoyable conservation tasks, with full support given, do get in touch.

Events coming up


Conservation sessions mainly take place in the winter months,

but normally we would arrange some spring and summer events. 

All this is of course on hold due to the coronavirus restrictions.  

But remember, if you live nearby, you can still enjoy the Valley,

which is looking particularly beautiful at the minute.  There is

plenty of space, so you can keep to the crucial social distancing rules

ok to keep yourself and others safe.


Past events

Tuesday February 18th 2020

10.30 – 12.30am

Tree Planting, Ludwell Valley Park

Come and help plant new trees in the delightful Ellis’ field – the most recently

acquired land in the Ludwell Valley Park. If tree planting sounds too much,

there is always litter and old broken tree guards to be cleared away.

Meet at the Valley Park entrance on Parkway Drive, EX2 5RX

or more details here


March 1st 19th 2020

11am – 1.00 pm


Clearing undergrowth from young trees and wildflower patches, the Panny Path

Ludwell Life helped secure funding to create a new ‘mini-woodland’ and plant hundreds of wildflower bulbs along the Panny Path – the path that winds along the Panny (Northbrook) stream below Wonford playing fields. Weeds threaten to choke the new growth, so come and help clear some space to encourage the native species tree.

Please bring shears, trowel, kneeling mat if you have them, or a plastic bag to kneel on. Stout shoes, waterproof clothing. Note that there is no insurance cover for this event – come at your own risk.

Sunday Jan 19th 2020

11am – 2pm

Planting new trees in the community orchard.

Tea, cakes and you?!

With Devon Wildlife Trust, we will be planting more trees,

and undertaking other tasks in the Community Orchard.

Bring warm clothes, boots and a packed lunch.  

Even better, bring some cake to share!


Tuesday 16th

April  2019

10.00am -2.00pm


The Great Exeter Spring Clean.

Big clean up of Wonford playing fields,

hosted jointly by Keep Britain Tidy, Exeter City Council,

Ludwell Life, Exeter City Community Trust and Lloyds Bank

Saturday April 27th 2019

11.00am – 3.00pm

Community Celebration of the Panny Path Project

A chance to get together and see the finished improvement works along the Panny Path. There will be a marquee, hot drinks and snacks, guided walks and Devon Wildlife Trust will be there with information about wildlife and future activities in Ludwell Valley Park. Drop in anytime between 11.00am and 3.00pm

Sunday 29th April 2018


City Nature Challenge Event at Ludwell Valley Park

Hosted by Devon Wildlife Trust. Part of national and international initiative to encourage people to be part of logging the wildlife and plants in their local green spaces. Experts on hand to lead spotting walks, absolutely everyone welcome, family friendly event.

Friday 30th March 2018


Litter Pick – Wonford Playing Fields & the Panny

Wednesday 7th March 2018


Litter pick in newly acquired woodland

Sunday 11th February  2018


Planting hedge whips

Some of Ludwell’s hedges need replacement whips where gaps have appeared. A short, enjoyable session putting whips of native species in with our wonderful expert guide, Chris Moulton from Exeter City Council.

Meet at the orchard field, on the cycle path that runs between Wendover Way, Southbrook estate, and Pynes Hill business park. Wear stout shoes and weather proof gear. Bring a drink.

Sunday 14th January 2018


Second tree planting session in new community orchard

Download Jan 2018 orchard poster as a pdf

All welcome. Tea and cake on offer!

Details to follow