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Winter Programme 2018-2019

 

 

Arboretum day is on the first Thursday of the month

 

Tuesday

30 Oct 18

Woorgreens Nature Reserve

 

Directions: From Speech House Hotel, continue towards Cinderford (uphill) past Speech House Woodlands car park and take next left down forest track past Kensley Lodge.
Meet: at 10am next to GWT white pickup truck at Forest gate (do not drive in yet).
Contact: Kevin 07900 050115

Birch control
A flat site. Wear fire ember resistant clothes.

SO625128

10.00 am start

Tuesday

6 Nov 18

Foxes Bridge Colliery Tip

 

Enter the forest at the barrier gate by Kensley Lodge at SO625128. Immediately follow the forest road to the right and continue along until the left turn onto the old tarmac road.Go along the tarmac road to the parking area at SO634135 at the top of Crabtree Hill

Scrub/tree clearance for a range of wildlife

Work site SO638136

Tuesday

13 Nov 18

Wigpool GWT Nature Reserve

 

From Mitcheldean drive up 'The Stenders' road, after 0.5 mile take right to 'Wigpool' continue to crossroad looking junction and GWT truck. Mitcheldean is off the A4136 which links Cinderford to the A40

Birch etc. clearance

SO652195

Tuesday

20 Nov 18

Clearwell Meend

 

From Coleford take B4228, turn right by the Lambsquay Hotel down Lambsquay Road towards Clearwell. Turn left at SO578083 into the Clearwell Caves car park. Park in the top car park,ie. the one furthest away at SO578082.

Scrub clearance around site and ponds and Cutting and raking limestone grassland and scrub clearance to benefit limestone flora

SO580081

Tuesday

27 Nov 18

Wigpool GWT Nature Reserve

 

From Mitcheldean drive up 'The Stenders' road, after 0.5 mile take right to 'Wigpool' continue to crossroad looking junction and GWT truck. Mitcheldean is off the A4136 which links Cinderford to the A40

Birch etc. clearance

SO652195

Tuesday

4 Dec 18

Gorsty/Milkwall

 

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

Coppicing and scrub clearance for butterflies and reptiles We may attempt to make a reptile hibernaculla

SO588087

Tuesday

11 Dec 18

Wigpool GWT Nature Reserve

 

From Mitcheldean drive up 'The Stenders' road, after 0.5 mile take right to 'Wigpool' continue to crossroad looking junction and GWT truck. Mitcheldean is off the A4136 which links Cinderford to the A40

Birch etc. clearance

SO652195

Tuesday

18 Dec 18

Horsepool Bottom Nature Reserve at Oakraven Field Centre, Jubilee Road, Mitcheldean, GL17 0HC

 

From Mitcheldean take the A4136 towards Coleford/Monmouth and take the first left down Jubilee Road. Oakraven is along there on the left after a couple of miles.

CHRISTMAS THANK YOU LUNCH

Please let us know if you are coming

General maintenance on the reserve and coppicing.

Christmas lunch!

There will be an update on the beaver project and the opportunity to see some of the short films of them hard at work on the brook.

SO667167

Tuesday

8 Jan 19

Tidenham Chase - The Park

 

Meet: at FC 'The Park' car park on Chepstow to Coleford road (B4228) at Tidenham Chase.

Contact if needed: Kev 07900 050115

Heath Restoration

Birch cut treat drag and burn

ST558992

Tuesday

15 Jan 19

Viney Hill

 

Park by the football ground in Viney Hill

Continuation of the clearance of brash to create an open area

SO651064

Tuesday

22 Jan 19

Tidenham Chase - The Park

 

Meet: at FC 'The Park' car park on Chepstow to Coleford road (B4228) at Tidenham Chase.

Contact if needed: Kev 07900 050115

Heath Restoration

Birch cut treat drag and burn

ST558992

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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2009

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2008

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2007

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2006

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