About Us

Windsor and Maidenhead Conservation Volunteers were founded in 1987/88 in the wake of the great storm which decimated Britain’s trees. Since then the group has gained a range of experience, from hedge laying and coppicing to bridge building, path construction and ‘bashing’ (technical term for cutting down) anything which can’t run away. We always provide the necessary tools to do the job, including instruction in the use of these as well as a background to the task and the “why” we are doing the particular task.

Who can join?

Anyone from 16 to 96. Our members include pensioners and people doing the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. No experience is required and instruction in the use of tools is given on site. As we do practical conservation work you should be moderately fit, but by no means an Olympic athlete. Under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

How to join us

We meet at 10 am on work days, normally every other Sunday, and continue until about 3 or 4pm. If you want to come later, look out for the yellow signs. Wear old warm clothes, a waterproof and boots or wellies, and bring a packed lunch. We will provide tea, coffee and biscuits.

Usually our sites can be found on the red Ordnance Survey Landranger map 175; the rest can be found on map 176.