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Spring/Summer Programme 2019

 

 

Arboretum day is on the first Thursday except August when it is on the 8th of the month

 

Tuesday

7 May 19

Plump Hill

 

Take the A4316 up to Plump Hill and turn as if going to the Wilderness Centre (GL17 0HA), take the next left into the car park where we will be working.

Clearing willow out of the ditch around the car park and picking rubbish.

Potential for fire if not too dry!

SO658170

Tuesday

14 May 19

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

Wildlife Survey

Looking for Grizzled and Dingy Skipper, Wood Whites and early Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary The county moth recorder will also be with us

NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED as we will be looking at everything from frogs to birds and trees

SO650126

11 am start

Tuesday

21 May 19

Edge End, Old picnic site

 

Take the A4138 from Worrall Hill to Edge End.

The turning to the site is off of the main road on your right. Markers/sign will be used to highlight entrance.

(Also an opportunity to take a stroll around the veteran oaks and beech)

Clearing overhanging trees and vegetation (if no nesting birds!), litter picking and fence clearance if time.

SO596138

Tuesday

21 May 19

Foxes Bridge Colliery Tip and old Trax Site survey

 

Enter the forest at the metal barrier behind the sewage works at SO644138 From Valley Road roundabout, Cinderford. Take the track to the burger van on the Linear Park (turn off Valley Road at SO649138). Follow this track past the burger van and park just beyond the metal barrier behind the sewage works.

Wildlife survey

Survey of plants and any animals of the area. First Survey site SO638136

NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED as we will be looking at everything from tadpoles to birds and trees.

SO638136

11am Start

Tuesday

28 May 19

Ellwood/Gorsty Knoll

 

Meet in the Darkhill car park off the Sling – Fetter Hill road.

Wildlife Survey

Looking for Grizzled and Dingy Skipper, Wood Whites and anything else that flies or grows.

SO588087

11am start

Tuesday

4 Jun 19

Beechenhurst

 

Take the B4226. If heading up the hill towards Speech House the turning is on your left.

Meet Stewart by the café.

Please remember your volunteer car parking passes as the car park is pay and display and monitored.

Recreation maintenance. Site and Trail maintenance

SO613120

Tuesday

4 June 19

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

Wildlife Survey

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

The county moth recorder will also be with us

NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED as we will be looking at everything from frogs to birds and trees

SO650126

11 am start

Tuesday

11 Jun 19

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

Wildlife Survey

We hope the county moth recorder will also be able to join us.

SO623148

11am start

Tuesday

18 Jun 19

Mallards Pike/Moseley Green Survey and SUMMER BARBEQUE

From Parkend take B4431 towards Blakeney, we normally park by barrier opposite entrance to Mallards Pike car park, but this time go into the car park and park there.

BBQ site and Meet at SO63590918, in the open area next to the car park.

White arrows will be in place Display your volunteer car parking pass

NOTE- Meet at 11am

Gazebo if wet

Wildlife Survey

Looking especially for Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary The county moth recorder will also be with us.

11am Start

BBQ 1pm

Please let Kate, Leoni, Kathy or Howard know if you coming

Tuesday

25 June 19

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

Wildlife Survey

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

The county moth recorder will also be with us

NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED as we will be looking at everything from frogs to birds and trees

SO650126

11 am start

Tuesday

2 Jul 19

Greathough Brook, Piano Corner (Beaver site)

9.45 am start

Take A4136 From Drybrook and at Brierley turn right towards the Pludds. Metal barrier is on the left.

 

Clear vegetation along
sections of the fenceline ( bring slashers/shears) and undertake vegetation
monitoring at the transect marker posts

(no experience needed as you will
team up with a more experienced person as needed).

SO651064

Tuesday

2 Jul 19

Ruardean Woodside

9.45 am start

Along the A4136 from Brierley towards the Hawkwell traffic lights, turn left up High View Road. It is the first forest track on the left hand side before you get to the village of Ruradean Hill. Go through the wooden barrier, down the hill, passing the tree tubes on the left, then passing the deer fence on the left and the site is at the end on the right.

Creating a brash fence around an area of sweet chestnut coppice to protect it from browsing deer.

Access through the barrier at SO641165

Work area at SO639160

Tuesday

16 Jul 19

Arboretum Take 2

Cyril Hart Arboretum – take the B4226 towards Speech House from Cinderford, the car park is on the left before the Speech House field.

(Meet in the Arboretum car park not Spruce Ride).

Arboretum Duties

SO622122

Wednesday

17 Jul 19

Greathough Brook, Piano Corner (Beaver site)

11.00 am start

Take A4136 From Drybrook and at Brierley turn right towards the Pludds. Metal barrier is on the left.

 

Site Survey

Clear vegetation along
sections of the fenceline ( bring slashers/shears) and undertake vegetation
monitoring at the transect marker posts

(no experience needed as you will
team up with a more experienced person as needed).

SO651064

Tuesday

(30 Jul 19)

** NEW DATE **

6 Aug 19

Bixslade Trail

Take the B4234 from Cannop towards Parkend. The entrance is on the opposite side of the road to the stoneworks.

(Also a chance to see Union Pit memorial, Monument mine and MineTrain quarry).

Trail maintenance

SO605099

Thursday

8 Aug 19

Arboretum

General maintenance

SO624118

Tuesday

13 Aug 19

Mallards Pike

From Parkend take B4431 towards Blakeney the entrance to Mallards Pike is on the left-hand side. Meet by the café.

Please remember your volunteer car parking passes as the car park is pay and display and monitored.

Cutting overhanging branches and other odd jobs around the site

SO636092

Tuesday

27 Aug 19

Clanna

Take the B4228 from St Briavels. Turn left onto Church Lane and then left onto Barnage Lane. Closest postcode is GL15 6AH.

Removal of laurel.

SO583022

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

Guidelines for FC/GWT volunteers- please read and take note!

• When driving on forest roads please drive at 15mph maximum – be aware of other forest users – walkers/dogs/cyclists/horse riders etc.

• Please wear appropriate work wear e.g. gloves, work boots, old clothes, bump cap (goggles available),

• Keep safe working distances from each other – 2 tree lengths when felling and 15 metres from a strimmer.

• Never work close to or under a powerline.

• Work carefully, stay safe! Avoid lone working and report any hazards, near misses or dangerous occurrences to supervisor.

• Please see detailed risk assessments at sessions.

There is ALWAYS a qualified First Aider on site so don't be shy about requesting help - Even minor cuts need treating to avoid infection!

 

 

 

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