- Date: Wednesday, 18 October 2017 - Wednesday, 14 March 2018
- On this day every month
- Location: Mare Hill Common, Witley Roke Lane Witley GU8 5NZ
- Time: 10:00 - 15:30
- Cost: Free
Volunteer sessions from 10:00 - 15:30 usually take place on the second Wednesday of the month, though there are occasional sessions on other Wednesdays.
Meet 10:00 at the small car park off Roke Lane, Witley, GU8 5NZ (SU 936 399). Sessions led by Vicky.
Wednesday 18 October
Pine pulling: We will be continuing with pulling and cutting small pines from a restored area of heathland to allow heathers and grasses to establish. Note this session has been moved back to the third Wednesday of the month.
Wednesday 8 November
Scrub clearance: We will be clearing scrub and small trees to maintain the heathland in a suitable condition for the specialised wildlife found here.
Wednesday 15 November
Scrub clearance: This is an additional session to continue with the scrub clearance started last week to preserve the open character of the heathland.
Sunday 10 December
Cut your own Christmas tree: Please see full listing on the Autumn and Winter weekend sessions page.
Wednesday 13 December
Scrub clearance: We will be clearing more scrub and small trees from the heathland to preserve its open character.
A Christmas lunch of jacket potatoes cooked on the bonfire will be provided. Please let Vicky know if you are planning to attend by Mon 4 December to guarantee your potato on 01252 792416 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday 10 January
Pine pulling: We will be pulling out and cutting small pines to prevent them shading out establishing heathland vegetation.
Wednesday 14 February
Scrub clearance: Our final session this winter of clearing scrub from the heathland, ensuring that this rare habitat is in top condition for the specialist bird species to start nesting next month.
Wednesday 14 March
Glade clearance: Opening up a sunny woodland glade through clearing encroaching young trees and scrub.
For more details about volunteering, please contact the Parks and Countryside Team.