Conservation Group Saturday Projects 2016
|Sat 7th Jan 2017||Location: Chat Valley. Grid ref. SO 771 462. Park at North Quarry car park, North Malvern Road. Project: Rock exposures in this area are essential habitat for the BAP priority species Grayling butterfly. We will be cutting scrub from around the rocky outcrops. *NOTE* 15 minute walk to a very steep work area.|
|Sat 4th Feb 2017||Location: Castlemorton Common. Grid Ref. SO 780 392. Take the B4208 from Welland Village and take the first right onto Hancocks Lane (not marked) follow MHC signs from there. A short walk to the work area. Project: Scrub clearance at this long established bird ringing site.|
|Sat 4th Mar 2017||Location: St Ann's Bilberry site. Grid ref: SO 770 457. Park on St Ann's Rd / Foley Terrace. Also there is a P & D car park behind The Unicorn pub. Follow MHC signs up past St Ann's Well cafe. Project: Clearing small rowan trees from among the bilberry. *NOTE* 15 minute walk to work site. Steep work area.|
|Sat 1st April 2017||Location: Hollybush Common. Grid Ref: SO 768 367. From Welland Village follow the B4208 Gloucester Road to Rye Cross, turn right onto the A438 towards Ledbury. Turn right immediately before Hollybush Church. Follow signs to parking area. Project: Clearing small trees and scrub that are encroaching onto the common.|
|Sat 6th May 2017||Location: Hangmans Hill Ephemeral Ridge. Grid Ref: SO 765 387. From Welland Village follow MHC signs through Castlemorton Common to the parking area. (Second road on the right). Project: Raking, trimmimg low brambles and cutting bracken from the spring ephemeral grassland, which is a rare habitat. *NOTE* Rough track for vehicles.|
|Sat 3rd June 2017||Location: Beacon Road, Shire Ditch. Grid Ref: SO 768 443. Park at Beacon Road upper car park and follow MHC signs on foot. Project: Extending the area of spring ephemeral grassland which is a notional protected habitat.|
Conservation Group Friday Projects 2016
|24th Feb 20167||Location: Townsend Way Community Woodland. Grid ref. SO 796 474. Parking is very limited, there is some on the roadside on Northend Lane and also some on the roadside on the industrial estate nr Whitacres Medical Centre. Car share, walk or cycle if possible. Meet opposite Whitacres Mediccal Centre. Project: We will be doing to tree thinning and scrub removal to improve the structure of the woodland..|
|10th Mar 2017||Location: Old Hills. Grid ref: SO 829 487. From Malvern to Callow End on the B4424, park in the 2nd MHC car park on the left..Project: Clearing bramble, scrub and small trees to open up an area for grazing to increase grassland habitat.|
|24th Mar 2017||Location: Pinnacle Hill. Grid ref: SO 769 418. Park at Gardiners Quarry car park on Jubilee Drive, opposite The Kettle Sings. Follow MHC signs from there. Project: On-going clearance of small silver birch trees from SSSI grassland, the habitat for numerous spieces including meadow pipits. *NOTE*15 minute walk to the work area.*|
|7th April 2017||Location: Firs Ridge. Grid Ref: SO 771 448. Park at Earnslaw Quarry car park off the Wyche Rd. Project: Rock exposures in this area are essential habitat for the BAP Priority Species grayling butterfly. We will be cutting bramble from the rock perimeter. *NOTE*10 minute walk to a VERY STEEP work area. |
|21st April 2017||Location: Malvern Common. Grid Ref: SO 785 442. Park on the common near Lake House just off Peachfield Road, its a short walk across the common to the work area, follow the signs. Project: Clearing small trees and non-native Crocosmia.|
- Conservation Days are held between 10.00 am - 4.00 pm but please feel free to arrive and leave at any time between.
- Tea, coffee and biscuits are available throughout the day, although you may like to bring your own lunch.
- Steel toecap boots are ideal footwear; otherwise sturdy boots with good grip.
- Please also have suitable clothing for practical work and changeable weather.
- No experience is necessary as friendly guidance is given.
- Children under the age of 18 and vulnerable adults need to be accompanied by an adult.
For any further details contact the Malvern Hills Wardens on 01684 892002.