Event Diary

 

 

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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

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Tue-26-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. SU584 723

 

Tue-02-Apr 10.00 am Winterbourne Wood, Stool protection and brash clearance with bonfires. This will be a great opportunity to take home as many logs as you wish so feel free to bring your wheelbarrow along to help carry the logs back to your car. Park in the entrance to the wood. SU447 717

                                               

Tue-09-Apr 10.00 am Cleeve Water Meadow, Garden Cottage, Streatley. Ongoing maintenance of this important Thames side water meadow Park in the recreation ground car park at the top of Cleeve Court Road.  SU593 812

                                               

Tue-16-Apr 10.00 am available

                                               

Tue-23-Apr 10.00 am Furze Hill, Hermitage. Woodland and butterfly habitat management on this parish wildlife site. Ample parking at new village hall - through double gates off Pinewood Crescent SU512 740

                                               

Sat-27-Apr 2.30 pm Woodland Bluebells and wildflowers. Join Charles Gilchrist for a short woodland walk. Meet at Hampstead Norreys village hall car park.

 

Tue-30-Apr 10.00 am Grove Pit Common, Leckhampstead. Scrub clearance on this parish wildlife site. Access the common via the track which leaves the B4494 west at Cotswold Farm.  SU440 777   Please leave your vehicles at the bottom of the track and walk up to the common. Vehicles carrying tools and refreshments please drive directly to the task site.

                                               

Tue-07-May 10.00 am Cleeve Water Meadow, Garden Cottage, Streatley. Ongoing maintenance of this important Thames side water meadow. Park in the recreation ground car park at the top of Cleeve Court Road.  SU593 812

                                               

Tue-14-May 10.00 am    available             

                                               

Tue-21-May 10.00 am Rushall Manor Farm, off Back Lane, Bradfield.  Woodland management, coppicing and ride widening. Meet at the Black Barn off Back Lane between Stanford Dingley and Bradfield. SU584 723

                                               

Tue-28-May 10.00 am Elm Farm. Organic Research Centre, Kintbury. Scrub bashing and clearing in the Donkey field. Parking on opposite side of the road from the main building in track leading to barns. SU414 654.

                                               

Tue-28-May 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm. The Annual General Meeting of the West Berkshire Countryside Society. The AGM will take place in the Oak Room, Upper Bucklebury Memorial Hall RG7 6QH.

 

Tue-04-Jun 10.00 am working with BBOWT details of actual BBOWT location TBA             

                                               

Tue-11-Jun 10.00 am Grimsbury Castle, #1 Hermitage. Clearing invasive rhododendron from this ancient hill fort.                Parking near the Estate house at the castle - by the interpretation board.  SU511 723

                                               

Tue-18-Jun 10.00 am Grimsbury Castle, #2 Hermitage. Clearing invasive rhododendron from this ancient hill fort.                Parking near the Estate house at the castle - by the interpretation board.  SU511 723

 

Wed-19-Jun 8.30pm - 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-25-Jun 10.00 am Kings Copse Bradfield Southend.  Bracken bashing on this SSSI. Park opposite the bungalow just before King’s Copse House. Accessed via Jennets Hill SU579 707