Charitable events happening soon:

  • Wednesday 20 June 2018 at 19:00
    Ariel Lanyi is a rising star with an unusually mature instinct for the classical style (a challenge for any pianist) which he will demonstrate in a programme that contrasts Mozart’s tragic Adagio...
  • Thursday 21 June 2018 at 19:00
    Julia Hamos is kindly coming all the way from New York for her recital, where she studied with the great Beethoven interpreter, Richard Goode. Her programme features Beethoven’s Sonata in A major,...
  • Friday 22 June 2018 at 19:00
    The distinguished French pianist, Isabelle Oehmichen, returns to Farley with music by Mozart, Chopin Liszt and Debussy. Isabelle was a pupil of the legendary Georges Cziffra, so her Liszt will no...
  • Saturday 23 June 2018 at 13:00
    12 delightful gardens open to the public on 23 and 24 June 2018
  • Saturday 23 June 2018 at 19:00
    This concert is now completely SOLD OUT.
  • Sunday 24 June 2018 at 13:00
    12 delightful gardens open to the public on 23 and 24 June 2018.
  • Sunday 24 June 2018 at 18:00
    Farley Music Festival 2018 ends with the traditional Festival Evensong sung. This year, the theme is the Psalms of David, preceded by a Festival innovation: (2.00-5.00pm) Multitude of Voyces...
  • Wednesday 27 June 2018 at 15:00
    Are you interested in exploring the countryside from Pitton and walking the network of local public footpaths in the company of others? This circular walk is just over seven miles and follows...
  • Saturday 07 July 2018 at 00:00
    Save the date - for more information keep an eye on the Pitton Carnival webpage and the Dun Valley News.
  • Saturday 07 July 2018 at 14:00
    Pitton Carnival Teas, run by the Pitton Social Club. For more information and to find out how to join the Social Club, see here.

Bentley Wood is a large, nationally important nature reserve which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), a working wood, and a very special place indeed. To ensure that visits to the wood are as enjoyable as possible for all visitors and cause the minimum disturbance to wildlife, the Trustees have updated the Access Policy and it is summarised here.

Location mapDo you and your family enjoy walking, riding or cycling in Bentley Wood?  Would you like to know more about its plants and wildlife?  Would you like to help in the conservation, maintenance and improvement of the wood as a nature reserve and as an amenity for the surrounding community?  Would you like to meet other people who enjoy the beauty and peace of the wood and wish to see it conserved for future generations?  Then please do join the Friends of Bentley Wood.

BluebellsKeithHobbsPhoto by Keith Hobbs

The FOBW organise friendly walks and other social events in the wood (including barbecues), often at the barn.  Local enthusiasts and experts can help you to enjoy birds, butterflies, trees, moths, plants and fungi.

If you would like to become a Friend of Bentley Wood please complete the membership form attached and return it, with your subscription payable to the Friends of Bentley Wood, to Mr Tony Goddard, FOBW Treasurer, 3 Forestry Houses, Livery Rd, Farley, Salisbury SP5 1AG.

The 2018/2019 programme is here.  Information about how to get to FOBW events is here.

If you require more information on any of the events organised, please contact:
Myra Bennett, Tel: 01794 341308 or email: secretary@friendsofbentleywood.org.uk

The 2016 Report is here.