Sevenoaks & Tonbridge Conservation Volunteers

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Past Programme 2008

Spring 2008 Task Programme

Sunday 6th January           Broadwater Warren
A site newly acquired by the RSPB - 180 hectares of woodland south of Tunbridge Wells, west of the A26. Currently awaiting approval of a ten-year management plan to restore conifer plantation to heathland. We will continue birch thinning and removing small conifers in a boggy area full of high tussocky grass and heather. Stout footwear is essential as the terrain is challenging.
OS 188 Grid Ref 554372. See attached map. Meet at Gate 2. Limited parking


Sunday 20th January          Bore Place, Bowzell’s Lane, Chiddingstone
Commonwork Land Trust site.  Working with John Waller – Elm Shaw thinning
OS 188 Grid Ref 505490.  Meet at Bore Place car park over the cattle grid on the right at the end of the entrance lane.

Sunday 3rd February        Bough Beech Visitors Centre nr Chiddingstone .
Orchard Pruning 
Meet in the Visitor Centre car park north of the reservoir causeway on the west side of Winkhurst Green Rd, Bough Beech. OS188 Grid Ref 495493 

Sunday 17th February         Bore Place, Bowzell’s Lane, Chiddingstone
Willow Harvesting
OS 188 Grid Ref 505490.  Meet at Bore Place car park over the cattle grid on the right at the end of the entrance lane. (Limited parking in Bushy Wood)
 

Sunday 2nd March           Broadwater Warren
A site newly acquired by the RSPB - 180 hectares of woodland south of Tunbridge Wells, west of the A26. Currently awaiting approval of a ten-year management plan to restore conifer plantation to heathland. We will continue birch thinning and removing small conifers in a boggy area full of high tussocky grass and heather. Stout footwear is essential as the terrain is challenging.
OS 188 Grid Ref 554372. See attached map. Meet at Gate 2. Limited parking

Sunday 16th March        Bore Place, Bowzell’s Lane, Chiddingstone
Hazel Layering
OS 188 Grid Ref 505490.  Meet at Bore Place car park over the cattle grid on the right at the end of the entrance lane.

Sunday 30th March    Tudeley RSPB Reserve
Ride widening to improve habitat.
Meet at OS 188 Grid Ref 617433, the main Tudeley RSPB car park on Dislingbury Rd, off A21 by Fairthorne garage. 

Sunday 13th April    St Julian’s Country Club, Sevenoaks.
Attacking cherry laurel and rhododendron on this steeply wooded site.
Free delicious lunch available from the restaurant.
OS 188 Grid Ref 547528. Heading south on A225 out of Sevenoaks, after approx 1 mile from town centre just after brow of hill, take left turn towards Knole Park. St Julian’s signposted on right after 0.75 mile. Meet part way down the driveway in a small car park on the right.  

Sunday 27th April    St Julian’s Country Club, Sevenoaks.
Attacking cherry laurel and rhododendron on this steeply wooded site.  Meet at the same place as the 13th April.

Sunday 1st June    St John of Jerusalem National Trust Garden.
Meet at 10:30
This is a new site and a joint task with the NT volunteer group.
OS 177 grid reference TQ558703 On E side of A225 at Sutton-at-Hone. Turn into entrance gate near Balmoral Road; parking 500yds at end of drive. More details on this web site
http://www.kntv.org/events.htm

Sunday 6th July    Bough Beech Visitors Centre near Chiddingstone
Summer pruning in the orchard and hay making. Plus any other jobs Lynn finds for
 us! BBQ to follow contact Sue for details and contributions (food and drink).

Meet in the Visitor Centre car park north of the reservoir causeway on the west side of Winkhurst Green Rd, Bough Beech. OS188 Grid Ref 495493

Sunday 21st September            Addington Meadow
Pruning and tidying up the the hedge planted in 2003/4.
Grid Ref 652590. Meet at public recreation ground on south side of Park Rd, Addington.

Sunday 5th October           Chiddingston  Reserve - Kent Wildlife Trust.
Pond Clearance. Leader Pete Flower.  The site is an old brick works which is now established woodland. The task is to clear a pond to improve the quality of the habitat. OS 188 Grid Ref 511468.  Meet at yard next to Brickyard Cottage, 1 mile west of Penshurst railway station on north side of the B2027.

Sunday 19th October    Bore Place, Bowzell’s Lane, Chiddingstone
Working with John Waller –Ride widening to improve habitat and path surfacing. Commonwork Land Trust site. 
OS 188 Grid Ref 505490.  Meet at Bore Place car park over the cattle grid on the right at the end of the entrance lane.

Sunday 2nd November    Birchwood, Bidborough Ridge.
Attacking holly and silverbirch in an area of woodland maintained for the local community.
Meet at public footpath entrance to Birchwood on St Lawrence Ave off Woodland Way, Bidborough.   OS188 Grid Ref 568434.

 Sunday 16th November     Bore Place, Bowzell’s Lane, Chiddingstone
Working with John Waller – Hazel coppicing. Commonwork Land Trust site. 
OS 188 Grid Ref 505490.  Meet at Bore Place car park over the cattle grid on the right at the end of the entrance lane.

Sunday 30th November     Addington Meadow
Pruning and tidying up the the hedge planted in 2003/4.
Grid Ref 652590. Meet at public recreation ground on south side of Park Rd, Addington.

Sunday 14th December   Bore Place, Bowzell’s Lane, Chiddingstone
Working with John Waller – Willow harvesting. Commonwork Land Trust site. 
OS 188 Grid Ref 505490.  Meet at Bore Place car park over the cattle grid on the right at the end of the entrance lane.

 

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