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Past Programme 2011

2011 Task Programme

Sunday 23rd January    Bore Place,  Bowzell’s Lane,  Chiddingstone
Copicing in Bushy Wood..   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 6th February        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 27th February     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 6th March   Bore Place,  Bowzell’s Lane,  Chiddingstone
Details to follow.   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 11th September    Chiddingstone Castle,  Chiddingstone
Woodcraft and Countryside Day.  

Not a task but volunteers welcome to join Sue demonstrating mallet making. Lots of other things going on so it looks like a good day out. Details on the Chiddingstone Castle website

Saturday 17th September        Broadwater Warren

This is a Saturday with RSPB Volunteers. 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 9th October         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 16th October      Chiddingstone Reserve - Kent Wildlife Trust.
Leader Stephen Lemon.  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. 

On this years task we will be clearing a dense area of mainly willow on the western side of the reserve.   There is also the option of pulling rush from a pond in this  area. There is a photo taken in 1974 of this area (on the Chiddingstone page of the website) when it was a lot more open!

Meet at yard next to Brickyard Cottage, enter through the  left hand set of metal gates off the north side of the B2027 (Grid Reference  TQ51084680), one mile west of Penshurst Railway Station.

Sunday 30th October          Bore Place,   Bowzell’s Lane, Chiddingstone
Working with John Waller on the Commonwork Estate..  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 13th November         Bore Place,  Bowzell’s Lane,  Chiddingstone
Working with John Waller on the Commonwork Estate..  Coppicing in Bushy Wood 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 27th November             Birchwood, Bidborough Ridge.
Birch thinning and possibly some path restoration work 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 11th December         Bore Place,  Bowzell’s Lane,  Chiddingstone
Working with John Waller on the Commonwork Estate..  Ride scalloping in Kiln wood, habitat improvement and possible some laurel to remove. 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. 

 

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