Photographic project – OPEN TO ALL
‘The Montgomery canal and its unique heritage’.
Best examples to be used for 2018 Montgomery Canal calendar. Take photographs when you want and / or join some of our activities.
Submission deadline 1st September 2017 Montgomery Canal

Drama, Music and the arts event
Celebrating the drama, music and performing arts along the canal corridor. Bringing together the eclectic mix of talent along the canal to celebrate at the Wharf in Llanymynech. Open to businesses, groups and community organisations to show their work / students and promote our area’s talent.
Those wishing to perform/demonstrate – please contact us asap. June 4th
(2 – 5pm) Only performers need to book. DROP IN EVENT Llanymynech Wharf

Canal photography workshop
FREE boat trips using the Heulwen Trust boat as a mobile photography studio.
June 10th 2 – 4pm
Please book to avoid disappointment Canal near Welshpool

Limestone discovery walk
A walk and talk through time, walking between the canal and the Llanymynech quarry, taking you on a unique heritage journey through time. June 11th 6pm – 8pm
Please book to avoid disappointment Llanymynech Quarry – Meet at Canal Wharf

Canal art workshop
From field to pot. Come along and learn how you can process your own clay and make a pot, just starting by digging a hole in the ground!! July 23rd (2 – 4pm)
Please book to avoid disappointment Underhill Farm, Pant. SY10 9RB

Maximum 2 entries per person for our exhibition.
See Nearly Wild Exploration blog for details. 1st September

This is your chance to come along and join Llanymynech’s very own big draw event. Lots of space, indoors and out, for you to get creative and depict our amazing canal heritage.
1st October (2pm – 5pm) Drop in event Underhill Farm, Pant, SY10 9 RB.

Canal at dusk walk
An exciting opportunity to walk by the canal and see what happens as the light fades!! 1st October (6pm – 8pm)
Please book to avoid disappointment
Venue to be confirmed

To book places (all places are limited depending on event) then please email us:

Please note, we CANNOT accept unaccompanied children at ANY of the events.

These activities to link to the John Muir Award, ( ), excellent for those wishing to gain a qualification as well.
Photography project is OPEN TO ALL and will run until September 1st 2017. Best examples will form a travelling exhibition, starting at the BIG Draw event at Underhill Farm, Pant on 1st October, 2017. Maximum two entries per person.
All on behalf of the Canals and Rivers Trust and funded by the Heritage Lottery

Butterfly Surveys

Hi all
For those of you who have done the Shropshire Wildlife Trust (SWT) butterfly training here at the farm, you may be interested in the following survey meets run by SWT:

May 16th or 19th – Llynclys Quarry
June 6th or 9th – Llynclys Common (including Butchers Quarries)
June 20th or 23rd – Blackbridge Quarry / Crickheath Meadows
July 4th or 7th – Wildlife sites around Treflach
July 18th or 21st – Llynclys Quarry
August 1st or 4th – Llynclys Common (including Butchers Quarries)
August 15th or 18th – tbc

Contact Shropshire Wildlife Trust for details.

Woven glimpses of nature

I’m Irene Evison, a tapestry weaver who’s keen on weaving outdoors, and I’m looking to bring together a local tapestry weaving group based on the theme of ‘glimpses of nature’. I would like to host a monthly tapestry weaving group from my studio and workshop venue at Underhill Farm (a unique eco venue in Pant), bringing together like-minded weavers, whether complete beginner or regular weavers, to meet monthly, to learn from each other and enjoy tapestry weaving the natural world together. When it is warm and dry enough,  sessions will be outdoors, weaving ‘live’ glimpses of nature.

If you are interested, please contact me on .

See also my recently launched blog














Events coming up at Underhill

Nearly Wild Camping Social Gathering, 14th / 15th May 2016
Nearly Wild Social Gathering and Camping event at Underhill Farm (Pant) on May 14th/15th.
Spaces are limited so be quick, the price for members is only £10 per tent. There will be some activities/workshops during the days and these are optional (if you feel you get some value from them make a donation). There will also be an update meeting covering the history of the organisation with an open question session…..
And book before the end of April – use discount code ‘earlybird’ for 20% OFF
Look forward to seeing all those who can make it.

Tepee gathering, 24th / 25th June 2016 
Hosting a Tepee Gathering for ProAdventure
for more information and to book please go to
There will be informal social activities, bushcraft fun and a small number of informal workshops.

Getting ready for Easter

Well it’s a busy time at Underhill. Our five camping spots are getting bookings, the Bull Barn is starting to book for weekends and short breaks as well as holidays and as always there is lots going on. We will not have yurts this year but are just preparing a gypsy caravan. We are also about to launch a lot of new courses, adventures and exploration activities… Watch this space.

May social gathering at Underhill

Steve and Irene Evison are hoping to run a social gathering for Nearly Wild followers and those involved with Nearly Wild Camping (www.nearlywildcamping) at their smallholding, Underhill Farm ( in Shropshire. We hope to hold the event on the 14th / 15th of May. The event will be mainly social with some activities and have a go workshops, plus camping and of course a campfire if the weather is ok (If not we will light the pizza oven and enjoy the large indoor space instead!).

Eco-Location on the Shropshire Welsh border