Event Diary

 

 

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Sat-14-Dec 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-17-Dec 10.00 am Stanford Dingley - river bank clearance #1. 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-24-Dec         Christmas. - Day off       

                                               

Fri-27-Dec 10.00 am - joint with CROW –  Paices Wood.  Removing intrusive rhododendron and burning plus burning arisings from earlier visits. Two bonfires and baked potatoes. Park in the lower, main, car park SU587 639

   

Tue-07-Jan-20   10.00 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.

                                               

Sun-12-Jan-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-14-Jan-20   10.00 Basildon Primary School - woodland classroom maintenance. Park along Ashampstead Road SU592 763

                                               

Tue-21-Jan-20   10.00 Holt Lodge Farm, Kintbury. Coppicing to refresh the hazel stools and open up the woodland canopy. Parking at Holt Lodge Farmhouse near Kintbury SU387 648

                                               

Tue-28-Jan-20   10.00 Redhill Wood. Ride widening and brash clearance. Parking SU419 642 off road, park on entrance to the main ride

                                               

Tue-04-Feb-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

                                               

Sat-08-Feb-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-11-Feb-20  10.00 Sulham Water Meadows, Sulham. Coppicing bankside trees by the stream. Parking at Sulham Church SU645 742   

                           

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