Event Diary



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Sun-16-Feb-20  2.00 pm A LOOK AT THE FAR EAST (of Hermitage Parish). Or, a Walk around Hermitage Parish. Starting and finishing in Everington Lane, Hermitage SU519 737 where there is limited parking in lay-bys on either side of the road.  Further parking can be found in the woods by the entry sign to the village, about 500m to the west. We will see ancient landscape features including parish boundary tracks and banks, woodland, trees and pollards, quarries, water meadows, interesting farm buildings and a rebuilt Norman church. The walk is about 4.5 miles long and contains a few steep hills.  There are also several stiles on the walk and surfaces can be muddy and uneven.


Tue-18-Feb-20  10.00 The Malt House, West Woodhay. Hedge maintenance of hedges laid in previous years. Please remember to bring your own lunch with you on this task, our hosts at the Malt House now supply lunch for us during our March visit but not for other occasions. Park at Malt House farmhouse SU395 637


Tue-25-Feb-20  10.00 Sheepdrove Organic Farm, Lambourne. Hedge laying. Parking at the red barn SU349 816 DO NOT USE SAT NAV for this site.


Tue-03-Mar-20  10.00 Furze Hill, Hermitage Woodland and butterfly habitat management on this parish wildlife site. Parking at the village hall - through double gates off Pinewood Crescent SU511 739


Sun-08-Mar-20  10.30 am - 1.00 pm Bucklebury Common. Heathland management. Join the Bucklebury Heathland Group to help maintain this important heathland habitat. Meet at Angels Corner SU 550 688


Tue-10-Mar-20  10.00 Hillgreen Leckhampstead. Scrub clearance, park at SU452 767       


Tue-17-Mar-20  10.00 The Malt House, West Woodhay. Hedge maintenance of hedges laid in previous years. Our hosts will provide lunch for the group on this visit. If you wish to join us for lunch, please confirm to tonyjmcdonald@btinternet.com by 5:00pm on Thursday 12th March at the latest. Park at Malt House farmhouse SU395 637                                          


Tue-24-Mar-20  10.00 Stanford Dingley. Riverbank clearance. Clearing selected trees and scrub along the riverbank of the Pang to allow light into the bed of the river. Park on the Byway which runs South from Bucklebury Road in Stanford Dingley opposite the entrance to Pangfield Farm SU566 716


Tue-31-Mar-20  10.00 Rushall Manor Farm, off Back Lane, Bradfield. Woodland management and ride widening. Meet at the Black Barn off Back Lane between Stanford Dingley and Bradfield. SU584 723