Event Diary



To view a map giving the location of the meeting point, click once on the grid  reference,

Should you require a Post Code for the start location, to programme into a satnav, look at the bottom of the map and click where it states “Click here to convert coordinates” this will show you the closest post code. Please be aware that a post code for a country location can cover a wide area and will not always give you an exact location.


If you prefer to use the "What Three Words Code" for navigation, the code is listed under each task entry and will guide you to the same spot as the grid reference


Please note, all our tasks and events are open to non-members unless it specifically states otherwise, although we do ask that anyone who tries our weekly tasks and decides to become a “regular” joins the Society. In particular when a task involves hedge laying we will limit attendance to the task to our regular volunteers. This country craft is popular and we need to be sure that our regular volunteers have sufficient opportunities to practice it.


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Tue 16th July 10:00 Ashampstead Common Raking previously cut grass in woodland glades. Meet at Buckhold car park. SU587 751 swells.wrist.dandelions


Tue 23rd July 10:00 Rushall Manor FarmHabitat management. Meet at the Black Barn off Back Lane between Stanford Dingley and Bradfield.  SU584 723 telephone.brink.crate Please note this is an update on the details contained in the current issue of Upstream.


Tue 30th July 10:00 Grove Pit Common, Leckhampstead Path maintenance on this parish wildlife site. Access the common via the track which leaves the B4494 west at Cotswold Farm.  Please leave your vehicles at the bottom of the track and walk up to the common. SU440 777  bossy.connected.tubes Please note this is an update on the details contained in the current issue of Upstream.


Tue 6th Aug 10:00 Furze Hill, Hermitage Grassland and butterfly habitat management on this parish wildlife site. Ample parking at village hall - through double gates off Pinewood Crescent. SU512 740 simmer.equipping.casual


Tue 13th Aug 10:00 Eling Way Clear invasive vegetation either side of the Eling Way. Park at Furze Hill/ Hermitage village hall car park. SU512 740 simmer.equipping.casual


Tue 20th Aug 10:00 Hosehill Lake, Sheffield Bottom Construction tasks and footpath clearance around the lake, with BBOWT. Park in the car park of the Fox and Hounds pub at Sheffield Bottom. SU650 699 noisy.doll.roof


Tue 27th Aug 10:00 Rushall Manor Farm 1/2-day task followed by volunteers’ BBQ. Meet at the Black Barn off Back Lane between Stanford Dingley and Bradfield. Please bring a drink plus plate and cutlery. SU584 723 telephone.brink.crate



Tue 3rd Sept 10:00 Winterbourne Wood Coppicing hazel and clearing paths and bracken. Park on the main woodland entrance track           SU447 717 headboard.tubes.olive


Tue 10th Sept 10:00 Malt House Coppicing and hedge laying, Parking is on the track off the W. Woodhay road. SU404 637 belts.glorified.connects


Tue 17th Sept 10:00 Padworth Common Habitat and pathway management with  BBOWT. Parking at the reserve.               SU619 648 bigger.restores.highlighted


Tue 24th Sept 10:00 Bucklebury Common Heathland and woodland management. Meet at the Crossroads SU556 691  taskbar.flagpole.sensual