DEAN GREEN TEAM

Wildlife Conservation Group in the

Forest of Dean

Gloucestershire

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Autumn Programme 2008

 

Date

Location and Directions

A Forestry Commission van will be parked at all meeting places from 9.45am. Please follow white arrows to work site.

Type of work Grid Ref
16 Sep 08

The Doward

Meet at the car park for King Arthurs Cave at the top of the Biblins campsite drive at Symonds Yat West.

Cut back Corsican pine.  Kate will also bring jacket spuds to cook on the fire!

 

SO548157

 

23 Sep 08

Castlemaine Depot

Cross the railway tracks in Parkend and head up the hill on the Yorkley road.  After the first right hand bend, turn into the Castlemaine Depot which is signposted on your left.

 

Grassland and clearance around ponds SO622082
30 Sep 08

Oakenhill

From Parkend head towards Yorkley, cross over the railway lines. Take the first right onto Church Drive, from the church follow the white arrows.

 

Coppicing SO621076

07 Oct 08

Clanna

Leave the B4228 St Briavels road at Hewelsfield and take the minor road towards Alvington.  Follow the arrows from the crossroads by Barnage Farm
Scrub clearance SO584023

14 Oct 08

Crabtree Hill FC/GWT Reserve

Meet at Kensley Lodge entrance, first left turn after Speech House Woodlands car park when travelling east toward Cinderford, then follow arrows.

 

Clear gorse from tarmac path, scallop for butterflies. SO626128

21 Oct 08

Eastwood

Meet at the Forestry Gate just off the B4228 between St Briavels and Tidenham. If lost call: 07900 050115.

 

Scrub clearance to restore limestone pavement SO563001

28 Oct 08

Milkwall

Meet in the Darkhill carpark off the Sling - Fetter Hill road. Walk to the barrier and go left along the cycle path following the arrows.

 

Coppicing and bracken control to enhance habitat for the small pearl bordered fritillary, violets and adders. SO588087

4 Nov 08

Lancaut

Meet at the verge side parking on the Lancaut lane (dead end road) between Tutshill and Tidenham. If lost call: 07900 050115.

 

Scrub clearance and coppice of paths and small glades ST539966

11 Nov 08

Oakenhill

From Parkend head towards Yorkley, cross over the railway lines. Take the first right onto Church Drive, from the church follow the white arrows

 

Coppice birch and scrub to open up nightjar habitat SO621076

18 Nov 08

Woorgreens

Meet at Forestry gate off B4226 mile east of Speech House. Wear double layers of clothes / jeans to resist gorse needles! If lost call: 07900 05011

 

Heathland restoration maintenance. Gorse and Birch cutting. SO630127

25 Nov 08

The Doward

Meet at the car park for King Arthurs Cave at the top of the Biblins campsite drive at Symonds Yat West.

 

Cut back Corsican pine to create butterfly glades SO548157

2 Dec 08

Ban-y-Gor

Meet at the verge side parking on the Lancaut lane (dead end road) between Tutshill and Tidenham. If lost call: 07900 050115.

 

Path edge coppice, small glade creation ST539966

9 Dec 08

Parkend

Cross railway lines at Parkend, head up the hill past Castlemaine Depot on your left. Turn left opposite the primary school onto open grass area.

Christmas Lunch at the Miners Arms

 

Coppicing and scrub clearance to open up grassland habitat SO622082

16 Dec 08

Lancaut

Meet at the verge side parking on the Lancaut lane (dead end road) between Tutshill and Tidenham. If lost call: 07900 050115.

 

Cutting and burning of Cotoneaster garden escape plant in front of cliff face ST539966

23 Dec 08

Bracelands Campsite

Follow the signs to the campsite and continue along the road past the campsite entrance until finally turning right along a forest track

 

Hedgelaying - Continuing with work started last year SO575129

All tasks are led by FC Ranger staff, and finish around 3pm

 

 

(Click here to see schedule for Summer 2008)

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(Click here to see schedule for Autumn 2007)

(Click here to see schedule for Summer 2007)

(Click here to see schedule for Spring 2007)

(Click here to see schedule for 2006)