DEAN GREEN TEAM

Wildlife Conservation Group in the

Forest of Dean

Gloucestershire

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Programme January 2007 - April 2007

 

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
02 Jan 07

The Park, Tidenham FC/GWT/RSPB Reserve

Car park by roadside with Offas Dyke sign.  Proceed through barrier on to heath.

 

Heathland birch removal ST559994
09 Jan 07

Bunjups Wood

Left turn after passing under old bridge on the minor road going north to Staunton from the Newland - Coleford Road

 

Cutting scrub along butterfly rides SO544112
16 Jan 07

Greathough Brook

Meet at barrier by bridge at Piano Corner on minor road between Brierley and The Pludds

 

Ride clearance for butterflies + Alder coppice SO622164

23 Jan 07

Location tbc (hopefully Staunton Meend)

Local waller Chris Hodges will be running a beginners drystone walling course for us.  Max of 8 volunteers can take part.

 

Drystone walling SO543123
30.Jan 07

Cyril Hart Arboretum

Next to the Speech House, park in the main arboretum car park

 

Vegetation clearance along the wall. SO623123
06 Feb 07

Greathough Brook

Meet at barrier by bridge at Piano Corner on minor road between Brierley and The Pludds

 

Streamside coppicing SO622164

13 Feb 07

 

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.

 

Scrub clearance to connect ponds to open area by school SO622082

20 Feb 07

 

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

 

Clearing scrub from rides + heathland SO626128

27 Feb 07

 

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 Sweet chestnut SO588087
06 Mar 07

Cannop Cottages

Park at the entrance of Cannop Ponds carpark access road, cross over the main road and walk north up the cycle trail

 

Hazel coppicing SO610120
13 Mar 07

EdgeHills Heath

Take A4136 from Drybrook towards Gloucester, at Plump Hill turn right taking track to prominent radio masts, follow arrows from road towards lodge

 

Cutting scrub on the heathland. SO658155
20 Mar 07

Highmeadow Woods

Take road leading to Symonds Yat from Christchurch, turn left into woods by telephone box after around 1 mile. Look for first arrow here.

 

Cutting scrub along butterfly rides SO568142
27 Mar 07

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 Sweet chestnut

SO588087

03 Apr 07

Wigpool FC/GWT Reserve

Leave Drybrook heading north, turn right at the first crossroads (near organ museum), then take next left signposted Wigpool.  Follow road to meet point

 

Scrub clearance from heathland SO653193

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

 

 

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