Cameron's Cottage

  • RSPB Youth Council Annual Trip

    In September, I was lucky enough to elected as a member of the RSPB Youth Council, then called the Phoenix Forum. This is a group of ten young people from the RSPB who give a voice to the organisation’s youth membership.

    It took two hours to drive to the New Forest, where the annual residential trip would be held, specifically at the organisation’s latest nature reserve, RSPB Franchises Lodge.When I arrived, I met Hannah Thomas, who’d led Zoom video conferences with young …


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  • Cameron's Cottage Video

    Young Ambassador Amy Hall has produced a fabulous video offering a quick look at Cameron’s Cottage before the work begins. 

    Tucked away, deep in the New Forest, the potential this derelict building has to be transformed into a wonderful centre to experience the natural world is there to see. Drone footage is courtesy of the RSPB and music is from BenSounds. The video features our co-founder Corinne Bespolka and ambassadors Tommy Saunders and Alex Chapman.


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  • Cameron's Cottage on Radio Solent

    Earlier this week Corinne met up with Jo Palmer from BBC Radio Solent to talk about Cameron's Cottage

    The broadcast gave listeners the chance to hear about Cameron's life and the work being done in his name.

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    Later on in the broadcast Radio Solent spoke to RSPB spokesman Tony Whitehead about the cottage and why they teamed up with the Cameron Bespolka Trust for this amazing project.

    Jo Palmer from BBC Radio …


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  • Cameron's Cottage in the Sunshine

    Cameron’s Cottage in the middle of RSPBs Franchises Lodge reserve in New Forest, surrounded by woodlands and birdsong in the glorious spring sunshine.

    In the meantime the RSPB is hard at work with architect and planners. Up-dates to follow.


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  • Dawn Chorus for Cameron at Cameron’s Cottage

    This is the first opportunity to see Cameron’s Cottage in the beautiful woodlands at Franchises Lodge, an RSPB Reserve in the New Forest.

    Please come and join us and listen to the dawn chorus with Dante Munns from the RSPB who will be our expert guide around the site. 

    When: Saturday 30th March, at 6.45 am for a 7 am start. The walk will take between 1.30/2 hours followed by breakfast, coffee and tea.

    Where: Franchises Lodge RSPB Reserve, New Forest 

    Telegraph Hill car …


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  • Architect selected for Cameron's Cottage

    We have been very busy these last few months and are delighted that RSPB have appointed an architect, Joe Moorhouse,  who shares our vision to renovate Cameron’s Cottage.  

    We are looking at the endless possibilities to transform this run down, three bedroom cottage into a place where groups of young people can stay in the heart of the 1000 acres RSBP Franchises Lodge Reserve. Not only are we looking to up-date the cottage, we hope to create a field study centre that will be a …


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