DEAN GREEN TEAM

Wildlife Conservation Group in the

Forest of Dean

Gloucestershire

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Spring Programme 2009

 

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
06 Jan 09

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 fratillary, violets and adders.

 

SO588087

 

13 Jan 09

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

 

Clearance work along old canal to remove invasive laurel SO584023
20 Jan 09

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

27 Jan 09

Piano Corner

From Coleford 0n A4136, pass petrol station at Brierley, take first left signposted The Pludds. First forest entrance on left before the stone bridge
Coppicing for butterflies SO621154

03 Feb 09

Woorgreen

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 to maintain heathland habitat. SO626128

10 Feb 09

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 fratillary, violets and adders. SO588087

17 Feb 09

The Bearse

On B4228 go approx. 1km south of B4231 junction and turn right by bungalow – proceed into woods through farmland.

Ride clearance for butterflies SO573058

24 Feb 09

Lippets Grove GWT Reserve

1.5 mile walk from Tidenham chase "The Park" car park, off the B4228 between Tutshill and Hewelsfield. Meet at Trust vehicle in car park. Contact Kevin Caster: 07900 050115

Ancient Woodland Coppice Restoration SO541003

03 Mar 09

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

10 Mar 09

Stenders Quarry GWT Reserve

0.25 mile drive east of Mitcheldean. Turn off B4224 by Mitcheldean church, heading uphill, Reserve entrance hidden - look for Trust vehicle (white), difficult verge side parking. Meet at Trust vehicle on roadside. Contact Kevin Caster: 07900 050115

Scrub clearance of thorn regeneration. SO659183

17 Mar 09

Pan Tod, Ruardean Hill

Take the Highview road up the hill from near the Nailbridge traffic lights then continue until you see the bus shelter on the right handside, just beyond this turn right into Ridgewalk.  Parking will be dotted along this road or park opposite the football field

Clearing sycamore, gorse etc to open up the banks of heather and bilberry, at the request of the local residents society. SO634170

24 Mar 09

New Weir Forge

By the River Wye, meeting at the Biblins Campsite or drive down Marions Walk from the Christchurch to Symonds Yat Rock road and cross the Biblins Bridge by foot

Brash clearance and some cutting to open up this archaeological site for survey work SO548157

31 Mar 09

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

Clearance work along old canal to remove invasive laurel. SO584023

07 Apr 09

Oakenhill

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

Coppicing birch and cut back gorse. SO621076

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

 

 

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