Event Diary



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Tue 16th April 10:00 Bucklebury Common woodland ride widening and brash clearance. Park by the Green in Chapel Row near to the Bladebone Pub. Walk down Hatch Lane and then turn right onto a track signed for Middle Wood. Meet just beyond the cottages at SU570692 rotations.fetching.latched. Please note this is a change from the details given in the current issue of Upstream


Tue 23th April 10:00 Inkpen  The Mire Replacing fencing, laying paths and general cutting back on this BBWOT site. SU381 643. Please park in the 3 lay-bys along Great Common Rd. Tools vehicles and overflow parking will be available on the common SU381,643



Tue 23rd April 19:30 Warbler Walk at Hosehill Lake, Sheffield Bottom Join Cathy McEwen to hear and look for newly returned spring migrants, particularly Nightingales, in this nationally important area. Bring binoculars and wear stout footwear. Please car share if possible and consider patronising the pub. Meet and park at the Fox and Hounds SU650 699


Tue 30th April 10:00 Winterbourne Clearing fallen trees, coppicing hazel and clearing paths. Park on the main woodland entrance track SU447 717 headboard.tubes.olive


Tue 7th May 10:00 Redhill Clearing woodland floor and glade creation.  Parking SU420 642 off road, park on entrance to the main ride SU420 642  inserted.stable.homecare


Tue 14th May 10:00 Hosehill Lake  Sheffield Bottom                Footpath construction around part of the lake, with BBOWT. Additional task will be general path clearance around the lake. Park in the car park of the Fox and Hounds pub at Sheffield Bottom SU650 699noisy.doll.roof


Tue 21st May 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 SU584 723 telephone.brink.crate


Tue 28th May 10:00 Furze Hill Woodland 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 4th June 10:00 Grimsbury Castle #1 Parking near the Estate house at the castle - by the interpretation board.  SU511 723 Clearing invasive rhododendron from this ancient hill fort. SU511 723 blip.slumped.nametag


Tue 11th June 10:00 Grimsbury Castle #2 Parking near the Estate house at the castle - by the interpretation board.  SU511 723 Clearing invasive rhododendron from this ancient hill fort. SU511 723 blip.slumped.nametag


Wed 12th June 21.15 Nightjars - a short walk on Bucklebury Common Join Society members to look for and hear these summer visitors to the heathland. Meet at the Crossroads on Bucklebury Common  SU556 691 taskbar.flagpole.sensual


Tue 18th June 10:00 Holt Lodge Farm, Kintbury Clearing bracken. #1 Meet at Holt Lodge Farmhouse near Kintbury. SU387 648. SU387 648 skid.comments.tripling


Tue 25th June 10:00 Sulham Home Farm #1  Continuing ragwort control on this SSSI. Parking at Sulham Home Farm SU643 758. Please bring a garden fork if you can. SU643 758 artist.resist.humans