Autumn and winter weekend volunteering tasks 2017-18

Below you can find a list of upcoming opportunities that you can get involved with. Please note all postcodes are the nearest to the site.

The rangers will provide all tools and training, as well as tea, coffee, and biscuits. Please wear sturdy footwear and clothes suitable for the outdoors, and bring some lunch if you plan to stay for the day.

Before attending a volunteer session you will need to complete a Volunteer Registration form which can be downloaded using the link to the right.

Weekend sessions

Sunday 5 November: Haste Hill Common, Haslemere

Pond weed removal and holly clearance: We will be removing invasive weed from the pond and clearing dense stands of holly from the surrounds to make some space for other woodland plants. Session led by Vicky.

Meet at 10:00 at the pond along Tennyson’s Ridge, off the five ways junction of Scotland Lane and Haste Hill, Haslemere GU27 3SY (SU 911 320).

 

Saturday 25 November: Compton Copse, Farnham

Holly clearance: We will be clearing stands of dense holly to give other woodland species more space and light. Session led by Vicky.

Meet 10:00 at the small parking area off Old Compton Lane, Farnham, GU9 8EG (SU 859 462).

 

Sunday 26 November: Shepherds Hill Common, Haslemere

Cherry laurel and holly clearance: We will be clearing invasive cherry laurel and holly from this historic common in the heart of Haslemere. Session led by Vicky.

Meet at 10am at the junction of Sandrock and Courts Mount Road, off Lower Street, Haslemere. GU27 2PS (SU 491 328). There is limited parking along Sandrock and the High Street car park in Haslemere is 5 minutes walk away (park in the south west corner and use the path which cuts through to Lower Street)

 

Sunday 11 December: Mare Hill Common, Witley

Cut your own Christmas tree! We will spend the morning between 10:00 and 13:00 clearing scrub from the heathland. You will then be free to select, cut, and take away your own Scots pine Christmas tree. There is no charge but places are limited and booking is essential. You are required to attend the mornings scrub clearance session to get a tree.

To book a place please contact Vicky on 01252 792416 or vicky.booth@waverley.gov.uk

 

Sunday 21 January: Lower Hanger woodland, Haslemere

Clearing sycamore saplings: Burn off the Christmas excesses by helping to clear young sycamore trees from this ancient woodland. This will open some space for other trees and woodland flowers. Session led by Vicky.

Meet 10:00am at the junction between Lower Hanger Road and Hatchetts Drive at the top of the site, GU27 1LU, (SU 878 328).

 

Sunday 11 February: Ten Acre wood, Rowledge, Farnham

Holly clearance: We will be clearing some of the dense stands of holly from the woodland to make space for young trees and other woodland plants to germinate. Session led by Vicky.

Meet 10:00 am at the corner of Clifton Close, off Boundstone Road, Farnham, GU10 4TP (SU 832 437).

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