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Autumn/Winter Programme 2014-2015

 

 

9 Sep 14

Tidenham Chase GWT Nature Reserve

MEET:10am at FC car park at Tidenham Chase

TASK: cut, treat and burn young birch trees. We will be working in groups of three to help ensure each stump is treated and brash cleared as we have 30 hectares ahead of us. 1 person will cut, 1 person will treat stump, 1 person will drag brash to fire. We will work clearing small glades to keep work site close to fire site. This is an incredibly daunting venture but the rewards are huge as under that birch is the heathland everyone has been wanting to see. Please join me in showing just want can be achieved in one winter.

TOOLS: blunt pruning saws, loppers, gloves, herbicide supplied by GWT (you're welcome to bring your own - must be fit/safe for purpose). CONTACT: Kevin Caster, 07900 050115,

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16 Sep 14

Tidenham Chase GWT Nature Reserve

MEET:10am at FC car park at Tidenham Chase

TASK: cut, treat and burn young birch trees. We will be working in groups of three to help ensure each stump is treated and brash cleared as we have 30 hectares ahead of us. 1 person will cut, 1 person will treat stump, 1 person will drag brash to fire. We will work clearing small glades to keep work site close to fire site. This is an incredibly daunting venture but the rewards are huge as under that birch is the heathland everyone has been wanting to see. Please join me in showing just want can be achieved in one winter.

TOOLS: blunt pruning saws, loppers, gloves, herbicide supplied by GWT (you're welcome to bring your own - must be fit/safe for purpose). CONTACT: Kevin Caster, 07900 050115,

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23 Sep 14

Kingspool (King’s Poole fishpond)

Take A4136 from Brierley towards Coleford. At Edge End fork left onto B4028 towards Coleford. Barrier is half mile on left at SO591126.

Removing scrub from around and within pond to restore the wildlife and historical value of this ancient pond

SO591126

Work site at SO593129
30 Sep 14

Tidenham Chase GWT Nature Reserve

Take the B4228 from Coleford towards Chepstow. Just after Hewelsfield you will see a brown tourist sign on the left and the FC car park on your right

MEET:10am at FC car park at Tidenham Chase

TASK: cut, treat and burn young birch trees. We will be working in groups of three to help ensure each stump is treated and brash cleared as we have 30 hectares ahead of us. 1 person will cut, 1 person will treat stump, 1 person will drag brash to fire. We will work clearing small glades to keep work site close to fire site. This is an incredibly daunting venture but the rewards are huge as under that birch is the heathland everyone has been wanting to see. Please join me in showing just want can be achieved in one winter.

TOOLS: blunt pruning saws, loppers, gloves, herbicide supplied by GWT (you're welcome to bring your own - must be fit/safe for purpose). CONTACT: Kevin Caster, 07900 050115,

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7 Oct 14

Lea Bailey Inclosure Pond

On the unclassified road from Drybrook to Lea Bailey,forest barrier is opposite the back road towards Lea and Mitcheldean

Clearing remaining scrub & rubbish from around pond.

Bring wellies or waders if you would like to get really stuck in!

Park at

SO642194

Work site

SO640197
14 Oct 14

Tidenham Chase GWT Nature Reserve

Take the B4228 from Coleford towards Chepstow. Just after Hewelsfield you will see a brown tourist sign on the left and the FC car park on your right

MEET:10am at FC car park at Tidenham Chase

TASK: cut, treat and burn young birch trees. We will be working in groups of three to help ensure each stump is treated and brash cleared as we have 30 hectares ahead of us. 1 person will cut, 1 person will treat stump, 1 person will drag brash to fire. We will work clearing small glades to keep work site close to fire site. This is an incredibly daunting venture but the rewards are huge as under that birch is the heathland everyone has been wanting to see. Please join me in showing just want can be achieved in one winter.

TOOLS: blunt pruning saws, loppers, gloves, herbicide supplied by GWT (you're welcome to bring your own - must be fit/safe for purpose). CONTACT: Kevin Caster, 07900 050115,

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21 Oct 14

Clearwell Meend

Take the B4228 from Coleford towards Sling, by Lambsquay Hotel turn right down Lambsquay Road towards Clearwell Caves and Clearwell village. Park in Clearwell Caves car park at top at SO578082

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

Car Park
SO578082

Work site

SO577080
28 Oct 14

Change of Site!!!

Clearwell Meend

Take the B4228 from Coleford towards Sling, by Lambsquay Hotel turn right down Lambsquay Road towards Clearwell Caves and Clearwell village. Park in Clearwell Caves car park at top at SO578082

Change of Site!!!

(This is a change from Tidenham Park to Clearwell Meend)

Removing the Willow withies from the top pond

- wear wellies!

OR alternative task with Nick Williams, planting & seeding butterfly plants, bring trowel or small spade – Meet in Mallards Pike Car Park, 10am. Let Nick know you are coming , 07505230328

Car Park
SO578082

Work site

SO577080
4 Nov 14

Greathough Brook, Piano Corner

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

 

Scrub cutting on butterfly bank

SO621154

11 Nov 14

Tidenham Chase GWT Nature Reserve

Take the B4228 from Coleford towards Chepstow. Just after Hewelsfield you will see a brown tourist sign on the left and the FC car park on your right

MEET:10am at FC car park at Tidenham Chase

TASK: cut, treat and burn young birch trees. We will be working in groups of three to help ensure each stump is treated and brash cleared as we have 30 hectares ahead of us. 1 person will cut, 1 person will treat stump, 1 person will drag brash to fire. We will work clearing small glades to keep work site close to fire site. This is an incredibly daunting venture but the rewards are huge as under that birch is the heathland everyone has been wanting to see. Please join me in showing just want can be achieved in one winter.

TOOLS: blunt pruning saws, loppers, gloves, herbicide supplied by GWT (you're welcome to bring your own - must be fit/safe for purpose). CONTACT: Kevin Caster, 07900 050115,

 

 

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18 Nov 14

Staunton Meend

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

 

 

Drystone walling and birch cutting


If you have a crowbar please bring one

SO543123

19, 20 ,21 Nov 14

Speech House Arboretum

 

 

 

Tree Planting Days

We have 500 trees and bushes to plant. The bushes are to make a hedge along the new deer fencing and there are some good specimen trees to plant.
Bring a spade!

SO624118

25 Nov 14

Tidenham Chase GWT Nature Reserve

Take the B4228 from Coleford towards Chepstow. Just after Hewelsfield you will see a brown tourist sign on the left and the FC car park on your right

MEET:10am at FC car park at Tidenham Chase

TASK: cut, treat and burn young birch trees. We will be working in groups of three to help ensure each stump is treated and brash cleared as we have 30 hectares ahead of us. 1 person will cut, 1 person will treat stump, 1 person will drag brash to fire. We will work clearing small glades to keep work site close to fire site. This is an incredibly daunting venture but the rewards are huge as under that birch is the heathland everyone has been wanting to see. Please join me in showing just want can be achieved in one winter.

TOOLS: blunt pruning saws, loppers, gloves, herbicide supplied by GWT (you're welcome to bring your own - must be fit/safe for purpose). CONTACT: Kevin Caster, 07900 050115,

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2 Dec 14

Plump Hill Autumn Gentian site

Take the A 4136 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.

 

 

Raking ‘hay’ after late grass cut and scrub clearance

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9 Dec 14

Tidenham Chase GWT Nature Reserve

Take the B4228 from Coleford towards Chepstow. Just after Hewelsfield you will see a brown tourist sign on the left and the FC car park on your right

MEET:10am at FC car park at Tidenham Chase

TASK: cut, treat and burn young birch trees. We will be working in groups of three to help ensure each stump is treated and brash cleared as we have 30 hectares ahead of us. 1 person will cut, 1 person will treat stump, 1 person will drag brash to fire. We will work clearing small glades to keep work site close to fire site. This is an incredibly daunting venture but the rewards are huge as under that birch is the heathland everyone has been wanting to see. Please join me in showing just want can be achieved in one winter.

TOOLS: blunt pruning saws, loppers, gloves, herbicide supplied by GWT (you're welcome to bring your own - must be fit/safe for purpose). CONTACT: Kevin Caster, 07900 050115,

ST558992

16 Dec 14

Clearwell Meend

Take the B4228 from Coleford towards Sling, by Lambsquay Hotel turn right down Lambsquay Road towards Clearwell Caves and Clearwell village. Park in Clearwell Caves car park at top at SO578082

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

Father Christmas may bring some mince pies!

Car Park
SO578082

Work site

SO577080
23 Dec 14

 

 

Have a lovely restful Christmas

 

30 Dec 14

 

 

Rest and prepare for 2015!

 

6 Jan 15

Edgehills heathland

Plump hill, 1 mile south of Mitcheldean on the A4136 by GWT truck. (long trousers and sturdy footwear/wellies recommended).

Meet 10am

Birch clearance from heathland
Cutting of small diameter birch and application of herbicide to stump.

 

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13 Jan 15

The Bearse

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

Continuation of ride clearance etc to benefit butterflies

 

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20 Jan 15

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 pickup truck

Heathland restoration - Birch clearance

 

SO652195
27 Jan 15

Mallards Pike/Moseley Green

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

Scrub cutting, bracken thinning and  grass raking for rare butterflies. Bring a spade if you have one

 

SO637088
3 Feb 15

Edgehills heathland

Plump hill, 1 mile south of Mitcheldean on the A4136 by GWT truck. (long trousers and sturdy footwear/wellies recommended).

Meet 10am

Birch clearance from heathland
Cutting of small diameter birch and application of herbicide to stump.

 

SO660154

10 Feb 15

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.

Scrub cutting, bracken thinning and ditch reinstatement  for rare butterflies

Bring a spade

 

SO650126

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

 

 

 

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2008

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2007

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2006

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