Sevenoaks & Tonbridge Conservation Volunteers

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Past Programme 2010

Sunday 10th January          Tudeley RSPB site
Ride widening or hazel coppicing with new warden Mathew Allen.. Meet in the RSPB car park off Dislingbury (otherwise known as Half Moon) Lane off A21 by Shell Garage near Pembury.

Grid Ref. OS188 617435. 

Sunday 17th January            Birchwood, Bidborough Ridge.
Birch thinning with David Counsel and Peter Riley of the Local Residents Association.

OS 188 Grid Ref 568434.  Meet at public footpath entrance to Birchwood on St. Lawrence Ave off Woodland Way, Bidborough.

Sunday 24th January    Bore Place,  Bowzell’s Lane,  Chiddingstone
Willow harvesting.   Meet at Bore Place car park over the cattle grid on the right at the end of the entrance lane. OS 188 Grid Ref 505490. 

Sunday 7th February            Broadwater Warren, Tunbridge Wells

RSPB site, west of the A26.  180 hectares of woodland, currently undergoing a ten-year management plan to restore conifer plantation to heathland. Various tasks - possibly birch thinning and removing small conifers. Some areas are boggy and full of high tussocky grass and heather. Stout footwear is recommended.

OS 188 Grid Ref 554372.  Meet at Gate 2. Ample parking

Sunday 21st February     Bore Place,   Bowzell’s Lane, Chiddingstone
Ride widening in Kiln Wood to provide habitat for butterflies to feed and flourish.  Meet at Bore Place car park over the cattle grid on the right at the end of the entrance lane. OS 188 Grid Ref 505490.  

Sunday 7th March       Bough Beech Visitors Centre nr Chiddingstone

Leaders Lynne and Pete Flower.   Winter pruning the old apple orchard and other associated tasks .   Small step ladders and secateurs may be useful, if you are able to bring any along.

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 March    Bore Place,  Bowzell’s Lane,  Chiddingstone
 Coppicing young elm trees to keep Dutch Elm beetle at bay, on a further section of the shaw above the car parking area.

 Meet at Bore Place car park over the cattle grid on the right at the end of the entrance lane. OS 188 Grid Ref 505490.  

Sunday 4th April           Broadwater Warren, Tunbridge Wells
This is not an official STCV task any volunteers will be part of the RSPB party.
RSPB site, west of the A26.  180 hectares of woodland, currently undergoing a ten-year management plan to restore conifer plantation to heathland. Various tasks - possibly birch thinning and removing small conifers. Some areas are boggy and full of high tussocky grass and heather. Stout footwear is recommended.

OS 188 Grid Ref 554372.  Meet at Gate 2. Ample parking

Sunday 11th April    Bore Place,  Bowzell’s Lane,  Chiddingstone
 Hazel layering with John Waller.  Similar to hedge laying, this is a challenge for anyone who fancies perfecting their pleaching!   Don't worry if this sounds tricky, as full instructions will be given with a demonstration of the technique beforehand.
 

 Meet at Bore Place car park over the cattle grid on the right at the end of the entrance lane. OS 188 Grid Ref 505490.  

Sunday 25th  April               St Julian's Country Club, Sevenoaks.

Continuing where we left off in 2009; removing 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 24th 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 trees around 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 31st October    Bore Place,  Bowzell’s Lane,  Chiddingstone
Construction task with Sleepers in Bushy Wood lead by john Waller.   Meet at Bore Place car park over the cattle grid on the right at the end of the entrance lane. OS 188 Grid Ref 505490. 

Sunday 7th November          Tudeley RSPB site
We will join with the RSPB volunteers meeting at Tudeley with warden Mathew Allen. Meet in the RSPB car park off Dislingbury (otherwise known as Half Moon) Lane off A21 by Shell Garage near Pembury. Grid Ref. OS188 617435.

Sunday 14th November           Broadwater Warren, Tunbridge Wells
Note: Slightly later starting time of 10:30
RSPB site, west of the A26.  180 hectares of woodland, currently undergoing a ten-year management plan to restore conifer plantation to heathland. Various tasks - possibly birch thinning and removing small conifers. Some areas are boggy and full of high tussocky grass and heather. Stout footwear is recommended.

OS 188 Grid Ref 554372.  Meet at Gate 2. Ample parking

Sunday 28th November     Birchwood, Bidborough Ridge.
Birch thinning with David Counsel and Peter Riley of the Local Residents Association. OS 188 Grid Ref 568434. Meet at public footpath entrance to Birchwood on St. Lawrence Ave off Woodland Way,  Bidborough.

Sunday 5th December    Tudeley RSPB site
We will join with the RSPB volunteers meeting at Tudeley with warden Mathew Allen. Meet in the RSPB car park off Dislingbury (otherwise known as Half Moon) Lane off A21 by Shell Garage near Pembury.

 

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