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Summer Programme 2014

 

 

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

8 Apr 14

Birch Wood

From Cinderford take A4136 towards Coleford.Just after Nailbridge/Hawkwell traffic Lights go left down non council road towards Northern United. Follow track and take the second forest track on the right with the metal barrier. Follow the tarmac road, approx 500m, through the forest, up a hill to a wooden barrier on your left to park.

Butterfly Glades- clearing scrub

Enter forest at Metal barrier- SO638153

SO633149 parking.

SO639149 Worksite.

15 Apr 14

Staple-edge

From Cinderford take the Speech House road and almost opposite the Linear Park car park (Cinderford Bridge) turn left into a small parking area. Go through the metal five barred gate and follow the main forest track (do not turn off it). Continue on the forest road for nearly one mile,Go past the Staple- edge bungalows to the next junction just before the pond and park.

Clearing regenerating conifer to create open space for a range of species

Enter forest at metal gate at SO649126

SO649100 Parking

SO647099 Worksite

22 Apr 14

Marians Inclosure

From Coleford take the B4228 to Berry Hill. Approx 300metres before the Christchurch/Bracelands campsite crossroads, go left along a track, bear left and enter the wood through a metal barrier at SO570125. Follow the forest road, take the first left and follow the forest road to the parking area at SO566120

Clearing wood and brash after coppicing. Making deer fences.

Enter forest at SO570125

Park at work site SO566120

29 Apr 14

Staple-edge

From Cinderford take the Speech House road and almost opposite the Linear Park car park (Cinderford Bridge) turn left into a small parking area. Go through the metal five barred gate and follow the main forest track (do not turn off it). Continue on the forest road for nearly one mile,Go past the Staple- edge bungalows to the next junction just before the pond and park.

Clearing regenerating conifer to create open space for a range of species

Enter forest at metal gate at SO649126

SO649100 Parking

SO647099 Worksite

6 May 14

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.

Drystone walling - If you have a crowbar please bring one

SO543123
13 May 14

Marians Inclosure

From Coleford take the B4228 to Berry Hill. Approx 300metres before the Christchurch/Bracelands campsite crossroads, go left along a track, bear left and enter the wood through a metal barrier at SO570125. Follow the forest road, take the first left and follow the forest road to the parking area at SO566120

NOTE- this is a provisional extra date if work is not completed in April

Check with Kate the week before

Clearing wood and brash after coppicing.

Enter forest at SO570125

Park at work site SO566120

20 May 14

Marians Inclosure

From Coleford take the B4228 to Berry Hill. Approx 300metres before the Christchurch/Bracelands campsite crossroads, go left along a track, bear left and enter the wood through a metal barrier at SO570125. Follow the forest road, take the first left and follow the forest road to the parking area at SO566120

NOTE- this is a provisional extra date if work is not completed in April

Check with Kate the week before

Clearing wood and brash after coppicing.

Enter forest at SO570125

Park at work site SO566120

27 May 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.

NOTE- Meet at 11am and the survey will not place in very cold or wet weather, if in doubt phone Kate about 9am

Butterfly Survey.

11am Start

Looking for Grizzled and Dingy Skipper, Wood Whites and any early Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary

SO650126
3 June 14

Mallards Pike/Moseley Green

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

NOTE- Meet at 11am and the survey will not place in very cold or wet weather, if in doubt phone Kate about 9am

Butterfly Survey.

11am Start

Looking especially for Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary

SO637088
10 June 14

Serridge Green/Great God Meadow

Take A 4136 from Cinderford towards Coleford/Monmouth and at Brierley turn left immediately opposite the petrol station. Park by the first metal barrier on the right.

NOTE- Meet at 11am and the survey will not place in very cold or wet weather, if in doubt phone Kate about 9am

Butterfly Survey.

11am Start

 

SO623148
17 June 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.

NOTE- Meet at 11am and the survey will not place in very cold or wet weather, if in doubt phone Kate about 9am

Butterfly Survey.

11am Start

Looking for Grizzled and Dingy Skipper, Wood Whites and any early Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary

SO650126
24 June 14

Awres Glow/Mallards Pike area

From Parkend take B4431 towards Blakeney, after the Barracks, turn left into Mallards Pike car park. Go through the wooden forest barrier, past Go Ape, follow the forest road and turn first right between the 2 lakes and follow the powerline ride to Awres Glow. We have a gazebo if wet!

NOTE- Summer BBQ!

Butterfly survey and summer BBQ

Please let Kate or Sid know if you are coming so we can cater for all

11am Start

 

SO639105

NOTE- July- mid September summer holidays!

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

 

 

 

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