DEAN GREEN TEAM

Wildlife Conservation Group in the

Forest of Dean

Gloucestershire

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Autumn/Winter Programme 2013 - 2014

 

 

24 Sep 13

Plump Hill Autumn Gentian site

 

Take the A 4136 from Cinderford towards Mitcheldean. Just after the turning for the Wilderness is a lay-bye on the right. Turn right here and take the track to the parking area.
Raking 'hay' after late grass cut and scrub clearance SO660168
1 Oct 13

Go-kart track/Perryhay

Meet at the Go-kart track. Take the road towards New Fancy from the Speech House Hotel and just after Hotel turn left into the woodland car park.Go through the five barred gate along Spruce ride until the Go-kart track on the left, just after the lake.

Removing deer fence

SO630113

8 Oct 13

GWT 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

Heathland restoration - Birch clearance

SO652195

15 Oct 13

Milkwall/Gorsty Knoll

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

Continue chestnut coppice, bramble clearance for butterflies and reptiles.

SO588087

22 Oct 13

Stenders Quarry GWT Nature Reserve

From Mitcheldean take Stenders Road (church on your right) for quarter mile, park where you can after having located the GWT truck adjacent to gap in canopy with steps indicating entrance to reserve. Meet: at 10am next to GWT white pickup truck Contact: Kevin 07900 050115

Limestone grassland restoration - Scrub clearance A difficult steep and uneven site (weather dependant). This is a difficult site to work due to terrain but very much worth the effort.

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29 Oct 13

Lea Bailey Inclosure Pond

On the unclassified road from Drybrook to Lea Bailey,forest barrier is opposite the back road towards Lea and Mitcheldean(if this road is still closed, access is via Mitcheldean and barrier is beside the road closed sign)

Clearing remaining scrub from around pond

Park at SO642194 Work site SO640197

5 Nov 13

GWT Woorgreens 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 (do not drive in yet). Contact: Kevin 07900 050115

Ride bay creation - Brash burning A flat site. Wear fire ember resistant clothes. These are the final 2 bays on tarmac ride to be cleared. The cleared bays are looking fantastic and we need to get these remaining cleared. A great Guy Fawkes excuse for a bonfire. Weather dependant - I will bring some potatoes and butter to char

SO625128

12 Nov 13

Tidenham Chase Heathland

Take the B4228 from Coleford towards Chepstow. On entering Tidenham Chase you will see a car park on the right.

Removing invasive pond weed- bring waders if you have them. Scrub clearance around pond and from heathland

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19 Nov 13

Lord's Wood, The Doward

TMeet in King Arthurs Cave car park,by the metal barrier at the top of the Biblins Campsite entrance. From Whitchurch ( off A40) follow the signs to the Biblins Campsite. The car park is 50 metres after you turn off the lane near to the Doward Campsite

Removing trees to allow rare Sorbus trees to grow.

SO547156

26 Nov 13

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).

SO662158

3 Dec 13

Lord's Wood, The Doward

TMeet in King Arthurs Cave car park,by the metal barrier at the top of the Biblins Campsite entrance. From Whitchurch ( off A40) follow the signs to the Biblins Campsite. The car park is 50 metres after you turn off the lane near to the Doward Campsite

Removing trees to allow rare Sorbus trees to grow.

SO547156

10 Dec 13

GWT Woorgreens 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 (do not drive in yet). Contact: Kevin 07900 050115

Alder Coppicing

SO625128

17 Dec 13

Milkwall/Gorsty Knoll

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

Continue chestnut coppice, bramble clearance for butterflies and reptiles.

SO588087

Happy Christmas and a Wonderful New Year!

2 Jan 2014

Have a rest and another mince pie!!

7 Jan 14

Highbury Woods National Nature Reserve (SSSI)

Redbrook Village car park (opposite village shop). We will then ferry people up in staff trucks to the high woodland site nestled above the River Wye/Redbrook.

From Monmouth take A466 towards Chepstow and stop at Redbrook (4 Miles), From Coleford take Newland street towards Redbrook (4 miles).

Dismantling and removing deer fence from established coppice coupes in a 115 acre ancient wood. clearing of scrub around fences, rolling and dragging of fence material. Tools and gloves will be provided. Wear tough clothes and bring lunch and warm drink. The site is dry but the weather may not be!

N.B. dogs will need to be 'under control'

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14 Jan 14

Brandricks Green cycle trail

From Parkend take B4431 towards Blakeney, after the Barracks, turn left into Mallards Pike car park. Go past 'Go Ape' and continue straight on along forest road, keeping the lake on your right to the parking area at the next cross roads at SO636097

Brash and pond clearance At 1pm we will move on to celebrate a a very special Birthday with a Buffet at a nearby pub! All DGT very welcome!

SO636097

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).

SO662158

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

SO573058

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

 

 

 

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