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Spring Programme 2014

 

 

21 Jan 14

GWT Edgehills Nature Reserve

From Mitcheldean continue up Plump Hill towards Cinderford and turn left on to unnamed road just before sign on right for Wilderness centre. Continue on pot holed road for 3/4 mile to Forest Gate. Meet: at 10am next to GWT white pickup truck at Forest gate (do not drive in and certainly don't park near radio masts!) Contact: Kevin 07900 050115

Heathland restoration - Birch clearance A flat but possibly boggy site (weather dependant).

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28 Jan 14

The Bearse

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

Ride clearance to benefit butterflies

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4 Feb 14

Wigpool GWT Nature Reserve

From Mitcheldean take Stenders Road (church on your right) up to right hand turn to Wigpool, continue for 1 mile until pine trees run out (and it looks heathy).

Heathland restoration - Birch clearance

SO652195

11 Feb 14

Linear Park

Take the B4226 from Coleford to Cinderford go past the Dilke Hospital and turn left at the bottom of hill into Linear Park car park at Cinderford Bridge.

Continuation of scrub clearance etc. to benefit butterflies especially Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary

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18 Feb 14

Woorgreens GWT Nature Reserve

From Speech House Hotel, continue towards Cinderford (uphill) past Speech House Woodlands car park and take next left down forest track. Meet: at 10am next to GWT white pickup truck at Forest gate

Ride bay creation - Brash burning. A flat site. Wear fire ember resistant clothes.

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25 Feb 14

Clearwell Meend

Take the B4228 from Coleford towards Sling, past Lambsquay Hotel and just after Oakwood Road on left, turn right into small parking area visible from the road

Cutting and raking limestone grassland and scrub clearance to benefit limestone flora

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1 Mar 14

EXTRA

Lancaut Chapel GWT Reserve

Meet at Lancaut Lane off the B4228 between Woodcroft and Tidenham Chase

English Heritage are keen to see the scrub controlled around Lancaut Chapel and have part funded the new fence to allow us to graze the site with our Hebridean sheep. However we still need to remove the bulk of the bramble scrub and shrubs that have grown over the last 5 years.

Saturday 1st March is our absolute last chance to do any of this clearance work as birds will be well into nesting behaviour but still without eggs or dependant young.

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4 Mar 14

Edgehills GWT Nature Reserve

From Mitcheldean continue up Plump Hill towards Cinderford and turn left on to unnamed road just before sign on right for Wilderness centre. Continue on pot holed road for 3/4 mile to Forest Gate. (Do not drive in and certainly don't park near radio masts!)

Heathland restoration - Birch clearance. A flat but possibly boggy site (weather dependant). Wear fire ember resistant clothes

SO662158

11 Mar 14

Staunton Meend

Take the A4136 towards Monmouth and after the White Horse pub in Staunton turn left up the no-through road and follow the signs to the Buckstone Adventure Centre.

Drystone walling, scrub clearance

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18 Mar 14

Wigpool GWT Nature Reserve

From Mitcheldean take Stenders Road (church on your right) up to right hand turn to Wigpool, continue for 1 mile until pine trees run out (and it looks heathy).

Heathland restoration - Birch clearance

SO652195

25 Mar 14

Clearwell Meend

From Coleford turn right by the Lambsquay Hotel down Lambsquay Road towards Clearwell. Turn left at SO578083 into the Clearwell Caves car park. Park in the top car park,ie the one furthest away at SO578082

Scrub clearance to benefit limestone flora

SO580081

1 Apr 14

Edgehills GWT Nature Reserve

From Mitcheldean continue up Plump Hill towards Cinderford and turn left on to unnamed road just before sign on right for Wilderness centre. Continue on pot holed road for 3/4 mile to Forest Gate. (Do not drive in and certainly don't park near radio masts!)

Heathland restoration - Birch clearance. A flat but possibly boggy site (weather dependant). Wear fire ember resistant clothes

SO662158

NOTE- From mid May and through June butterfly surveys will take place at various places in the Forest of Dean every Tuesday. The annual summer BBQ will also be in June. Details to follow closer to the time.

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

 

 

 

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