DEAN GREEN TEAM

Wildlife Conservation Group in the

Forest of Dean

Gloucestershire

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Winter/Spring Programme 2010

 

 

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
4 Jan 11

Long Ponds, Plump Hill

Heading from Coleford on the B4136, take the right hand turn opposite the Wilderness centre at the top of Plump Hill.

 

Scrub removal from pond edges (bring wellies) and grassland maintenance

 

SO658167

 

11 Jan 11

The Doward

From the A40 follow signs for The Doward. Then turn left onto the minor roads heading towards Biblins Youth Campsite.

 

TBC

 

SO547157

 

18 Jan 11

Ridley Bottom Nature Reserve


Meet and the bottom of 'Kelly's Lane' off 'Rosemary's Lane' off the B4228 between Chepstow and Coleford. LIMITED PARKING - make use of nearby 'Rosemary's Lane' lay-bys. Call KC on 07900 050115 for further details.

10am start.

 

Continuing cutting back fence line branch overhang to protect isolated small wildflower rich meadows (dragging and burning)

SO563985

25 Jan 11

Stenders Quarry

From Mitcheldean turn onto Stenders Road opposite the 'Co-Op' store and continue for 1/4 mile to meet by GWT truck.

For further details call 07900 050115 10am start.

Cutting and treating scrub encroachment

SO659183

1 Feb 11

Milkwall

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

Continue habitat creation for butterflies and reptiles.

SO588087

8 Feb 11

 Woorgreens


Meet, with vehicle, at gate along forest track beyond 'stained glass window' half a mile east of Speech House Hotel on the B4226.

Call KC on 07900 050115 for further details. 10am start

Ditch coppicing and scrub thinning, dragging and burning to vegetate ditch and graduate edge to lake

SO630127

15 Feb 11

Mallards Powerline Ride

Heading from Parkend towards Blakeney take the left hand turn into Mallards Pike recreation site, sign posted.

Create glades for butterflies and reptiles

SO638090

22 Feb 11

Stenders Quarry


From Mitcheldean turn onto Stenders Road opposite the 'Co-Op' store and continue for 1/4 mile to meet by GWT truck.

For further details call 07900 050115 10am start

Cutting and treating scrub encroachment

SO659183

1 Mar 11

Linear Park

Heading from Coleford on B4226, pass the Dilke hospital then take the turning at the bottom of the hill into Linear park. You may have to drive on from this point to a more suitable place.

Continuation of butterfly corridor work.

SO650126

8 Mar 11

 Woorgreens


Meet, with vehicle, at gate along forest track beyond 'stained glass window' half a mile east of Speech House Hotel on the B4226.

Call KC on 07900 050115 for further details. 10am start

Gorse thinning and birch removal, dragging and burning arisings (wear thick/double trousers)

SO630127

15 Mar 11

 

The Bearse

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

Habitat and glade creation

SO573058

22 Mar 11

 

Ridley Bottom


Meet and the bottom of 'Kelly's Lane' off 'Rosemary's Lane' off the B4228 between Chepstow and Coleford. LIMITED PARKING - make use of nearby 'Rosemary's Lane' lay-bys.

Call KC on 07900 050115 for further details. 10am start

 

Laying internal hedges

SO563985

29 Mar 11

 

Linear Park

Heading from Coleford on B4226, pass the Dilke hospital then take the turning at the bottom of the hill into Linear park. You may have to drive on from this point to a more suitable place.

 

Continuation of butterfly corridor work..

SO650126

5 Apr 11

New Fancy View

Meet in New Fancy View car park.  From Coleford, head towards Speech House, turn right just before the Speech House Hotel onto New Fancy Road.  Site is 1mile on the left.

 

TBC

SO627095

12 Apr 11

Ellwood


Turn left towards Ellwood off the Sling – Fetter Hill road. Park near ponds on right hand side.

 

Pond clearance

(Wellies!)

SO588083

19 Apr 11

The Bearse

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

 

 

Habitat and glade creation

SO573058

26 Apr 11

Milkwall

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

 

Continue habitat creation for butterflies and reptiles.

SO588087

All tasks are led by FC Ranger or GWT Ranger staff, start at 9.45 am and finish around 3pm

 

 

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