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Spring Programme 2016

 

There are Tuesday AND Thursday dates here!

Arboretum day is on the first Thursday of the month

Tuesday

16 Feb 16

Staunton Meend

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

 

OR

 

This is a split team day so you can choose which site to work on!

 

Mallards Pike/Moseley Green

From Parkend take B4431 towards Blakeney, park by barrier opposite entrance to Mallards Pike car park.

Scrub clearance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scrub clearance for butterflies

 

SO543123

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SO637088

Thursday

18 Feb 16

Wigpool 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). Meet: at 10am next to GWT white pickup truck Contact: Kevin 07900 050115

Meet: at 10am next to GWT white pickup truck

Contact: Kevin 07900 050115

Heathland restoration - Birch clearance

SO652195

Tuesday

23 Feb 16

Ridley Bottom

Meet10am-'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 Kevin on 07900 050115 for further details.

Canopy overhang clearance, coppicing

 

ST561986

Tuesday

1 Mar 16

Plump Hill Autumn Gentian site

Take the A4136 from Cinderford towards Mitcheldean. Just after the turning for the Wilderness is a layby on the right. Turn right here and take the track to the parking area.

Scrub cutting

(no raking!)

SO660168

Tuesday

8 Mar 16

Edgehills heathland

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 10am

Birch clearance (for Exmoor ponies)
2nd wave attack on remaining birch to enhance heath which should hopefully now be fenced and grazed by our Exmoor ponies

 

SO660154

Tuesday

15 Mar 16

Lords Wood, The Doward

From A40 dual carriageway take Symonds Yat West exit, follow narrow lanes to Doward, picking up signs to Biblins youth campsite. After 1.5 miles, Lane bends sharp left at SO548157 by Doward Campsite. Take the forest road to the right here (white arrow) and go through the King Arthurs Cave car park and through the metal barrier. Take next left along forest road and park at SO552151

Coppicing, and clearing scrub on wooded heath.

 

SO552151

Thursday

17 Mar 16

Stenders Quarry GWT Reserve

Meet at 10am on Stenders road mile east of Mitcheldean (turn opposite Co-op take road with church on right up hill for 400m, no easy parking nearby)

Meet:10am

Scrub clearance (difficult slopes)

Continued nibbling of another scrubby area for reversion to limestone grassland

SO659184

Tuesday

22 Mar 16

Edgehills heathland

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 10am

Birch clearance

 

SO660154

Tuesday

29 Mar 16

Hadnock. near the Biblins Bridge

Enter the woods at the Marians Wood (SO570125). Follow the MAIN forest ride down to the river (over a mile). On the OS map you pass through Ellis Redding Wood and Coalpit Hill. When you get to the River Wye, turn left and follow this forest road for another mile or so, going past the Biblins footbridge. Go as far as you can go and park at the end. You are at the work site in Wales then.

Building a deer fence around new coppice

SO537154

Tuesday

5 Apr 16

Hadnock. near the Biblins Bridge

Enter the woods at the Marians Wood (SO570125). Follow the MAIN forest ride down to the river (over a mile). On the OS map you pass through Ellis Redding Wood and Coalpit Hill. When you get to the River Wye, turn left and follow this forest road for another mile or so, going past the Biblins footbridge. Go as far as you can go and park at the end. You are at the work site in Wales then.

Continue building a deer fence around new coppice if it has not yet been finished

SO537154

 

April, May and June

Surveys will begin for frog spawn/tadpoles/small mammals/butterflies and moths etc

 

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

 

 

 

2016

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2015

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2014

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2013

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2012

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2011

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2010

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2009

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2008

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2007

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2006

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