Events Calendar





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Tue-28-Mar 10.00 am Rushall Manor Farm, off Back Lane, Bradfield  SU584 723

Woodland management, coppicing and ride widening. Meet at the Black Barn off Back Lane between Stanford Dingley and Bradfield.


Wed-29-Mar 7.45 - 9.00 pm AN ANCIENT TRACK - THE MIDDLE RIDGEWAY Oak Room, Memorial Hall, Broad Lane, Upper Bucklebury, RG7 6QH  

Join us for a fascinating evening exploring the Middle Ridgeway with Patrick Dillon who takes us on a journey on this ancient track through the iconic chalk landscape between Goring Gap and Avebury. His talk will include illustrations from his book co-authored by Eric Jones and beautifully illustrated with new paintings by his daughter, well known artist Anna Dillon.  Please note there is no entry charge for this talk.  

 

Tue-04-Apr 10.00 am Cleeve Water Meadow, Garden Cottage, Streatley, SU593 812.

Ongoing maintenance of this important Thames side water meadow. Park in the recreation ground car park at the top of Cleeve Court Road.


Sun-09-Apr 1.30 pm "Turnpike and Tank Traps" - Walk

Join Hannah Piekarz and Nick Hopton for a Voice-over-walk to explore the Sulham Gap with Dick Greenaway as the 'voice-over'. About 3.5 miles (6km) with one moderate hill climb. Meet at the Pangbourne Working Men's Club car park SU636 767

   

Tue-11-Apr 10.00 am Winterbourne Woods SU447 717.  

Reworking stool protection and further coppicing. Park in the entrance to the wood.

   

Tue-18-Apr 10.00 am Elm Farm. Organic Research Centre, Kintbury. SU414 654.  

Ongoing maintenance at the Organic Research Centre. Parking on opposite side of the road from the main building in track leading to barns.

   

Tue-25-Apr 10.00 am Furze Hill, Hermitage SU512 740 

Woodland and butterfly habitat management on this parish wildlife site. Parking at new village hall - through double gates off Pinewood Crescent


Tue-02-May 10.00 am Bucklebury Common, SU560 693  

Halo polishing veteran trees. Park in the car park, with the height restricting barrier, on the right, 300 yards east of the crossroads on Bucklebury Common heading towards the Blade Bone Inn. From there we will split into three teams to work in three separate locations on the Common.


Sat-06-May9.45 am - 12.00 pm Rushall Manor Farm - Tractor trailer ride SU584 723

Meet outside the Black Barn, up the gravel track off Back Lane, Bradfield, Berks RG7 6DS. Enjoy a fascinating visit around this organic mixed farm to find out about sheep, cattle, crop and woodland management including charcoal making and see evidence of the asteroid which killed off the dinosaurs. Hot drinks will be provided. Wrap up warm and wear walking boots or wellies as we will need to use the biosecurity mats.

  

Tue-09-May 10.00 am Cleeve Water Meadow, Garden Cottage, Streatley, SU593 812.

Ongoing maintenance of this important Thames side water meadow. Park in the recreation ground car park at the top of Cleeve Court Road.

   

Tue-16-May 10.00 am Snelsmore Common Country Park SU464 711  

Site maintenance tasks. Parking in the main car park take left fork after the toilet block and park beyond the ranger’s secure compound.

   

Tue-23-May 10.00 am. To be agreed  please see web site diary nearer the date for task and parking details.


   

Tue-30-May 10.00 am Elm Farm. Organic Research Centre, Kintbury. SU414 654.

Ongoing maintenance at the Organic Research Centre. Parking on opposite side of the road from the main building in track leading to barns.


Thu-01-Jun 7.00 for 7.30 pm Society AGM The Oak Room Upper Bucklebury Memorial Hall RG7 6QH

Nominations are ionvited for the Committee Post of Hon Chairman. Nominations to wbcs.honsec@btinternet.com before 10th May 2017


Tue-06-Jun 10.00 am Leyfield Meadow, Ashampstead Common SU 576 751

Meadow management and bracken bashing. Meet at The Cottage, Ashampstead Common

   

Sun-11-Jun 2.00 pm "Explore Lardon Chase" walk

Join Charles Gilchrist, Grahame Hawker and a geological expert. Magnificent views over the Goring Gap, the Chilterns and the Thames Valley. Chalkland flowers and butterflies. Meet at the National Trust car park at the top of Streatley Hill on the B4009. SU583 807

   

Tue-13-Jun 10.00 am Holt Lodge Farm, Kintbury SU387 648.

Bracken bashing. Meet at Holt Lodge Farm House near Kintbury.

   

Tue-20-Jun 10.00 am Grimsbury Castle, Hermitage SU511 723.

Clearing invasive rhododendron from this ancient hill fort. Parking near the Estate house at the castle - by the interpretation board.

   

Wed-21-June 8.30 – 10.00pm Bucklebury Common – Nightjars and glow worms at dusk SU 550 688

Tim Culley leads an evening walk looking at heathland restoration and some of the specialized wildlife associated with this habitat. Meet at Angel's Corner, by the Scout Hut on Bucklebury Common at 8.30pm.  Grid ref: SU 550 688.


Tue-27-Jun 10.00 am Kings Copse Bradfield Southend. SU 579 707

Bracken bashing on this SSSI. Park opposite the bungalow just before King’s Copse House. Accessed via Jennets Hill

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