• Date: Wednesday, 29 August 2018 - Wednesday, 6 February 2019
    • Every week
    • Location: Farnham Park
    • Time: 09:30 - 12:30
    • Cost: Free

    Assist us with the management of this historic deer park.

    Volunteer sessions take place every Wednesday morning from 9:30 – 12:30 to assist in the management in this historic deer park. Meet at 9.30am at the Farnham Park ranger’s office next to the main car park on Folly Hill (GU9 0AU), or check site noticeboards and meet at the work location at 10am.

    Dates and tasks are subject to change – please check with site noticeboards or the ranger beforehand by calling 01252 717047. Sessions led by Nick

    Wednesday 26 September

    Bug Hotel: We will be building two stag beetle hotels in the woodland edge. Meet 10:00 at Aubrey’s Pond.

    Wednesday 3 October

    Vegetation clearance: Clearing the view from the bench at the Friends pond. Meet at the Friends pond.

    Wednesday 10 October

    Butterfly corridor creation: Cutting gaps in scrub to allow invertebrates to move through the site. Meet at Phoebe’s Copse.

    Wednesday 17 October

    Butterfly corridor creation: Cutting gaps in scrub to allow invertebrate to move through the site. Meet at Cannon/Carron Pond.

    Wednesday 24 October

    Stream Clearance: Cutting vegetation blocking the stream. Bring your wellies! Meet at the Oast House Lane entrance, GU9 0NW

    Wednesday 31 October

    Stream Clearance: Cutting vegetation blocking the stream. Bring your wellies! Meet at Yo-yo Pond.

    Wednesday 7 November

    Vegetation thin: Removing some of the saplings and scrub amongst Phoebes Copse, to allow those remaining the space to develop. Meet at 10:00 at Phoebe’s Copse.

    Wednesday 14 November

    Clearing vegetation to increase the ‘grazeable’ area. Meet at College Copse.

    Wednesday 21 November

    Clearing vegetation to increase the ‘grazeable’ area. Meet at College Copse.

    Wednesday 28 November

    Vegetation clearance: Clearing vegetation from the Castle moat. Meet at the Cricket Club practice nets at the end of the main car park, GU9 0AU

    Wednesday 5 December

    Vegetation clearance: Clearing vegetation from the Castle moat. Meet at the Cricket Club practice nets at the end of the main car park, GU9 0AU

    Wednesday 12 December

    Vegetation clearance. Meet at Carron/Cannon Pond.

    Wednesday 19 December

    Hazel coppicing: Harvesting poles and binders for next months hedge laying. Meet at Nutshell Lane, GU9 0HG

    Wednesday 26 December

    No session – Happy Christmas!

    Wednesday 2 January

    Hedge laying: Continuing where we left off at the Queen Mother’s Hedge. Meet at the last point of the finished hedge, east of the sports pavilion and football pitches.

    Wednesday 9 January

    Hedge laying: Continuing with laying the Queen Mother’s Hedge. Meet at the newly laid section of hedge, east of the sports pavilion and football pitches.

    Wednesday 16 January

    Hedge laying: Continuing with laying the Queen Mother’s Hedge. Meet at the newly laid section of hedge, east of the sports pavilion and football pitches.

    Wednesday 23 January

    Hedge laying: Continuing with laying the Queen Mother’s Hedge. Meet at the newly laid section of hedge, east of the sports pavilion and football pitches.

    Wednesday 30 January

    Hedge laying: Continuing with laying the Queen Mother’s Hedge. Meet at the newly-laid section of hedge, east of the sports pavilion and football pitches.

    Wednesday 6 February

    Hazel coppicing: We will be creating a new coppicing compartment and building a dead hedge. Meet at the Bells Piece end of the Avenue.

    Wednesday 13 February

    Vegetation cutting and ditch clearance: We will be cutting overhanging vegetation from path edges and clear a blocked/overgrown ditch. Meet at the Swallow Hole.

    Wednesday 20 February

    Vegetation cutting: We will clearing paths of overhanging vegetation. Meet at the Cross Bench.

    Wednesday 27 February

    Cutting vegetation: We will be thinning saplings to allow those remaining space to fully develop. Meet at the ‘old Oaks (south of Motorway Bridge).

    More information

    For more details about volunteering, please contact the Parks and Countryside Team.
    Contact: parks&countryside@waverley.gov.uk

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