Current Programme

3rd September BBOWT Woolley Firs, Littlewick Green
We will be joining the Friends of Woolley Firs on their monthly work task. We’re going to work to Friends of Woolley Firs hours finishing at 1pm, so no need to bring lunch.

This month the plan is to tidy up and improve an area on the edge of the wood making it more desirable for Slow worms and to give the education team better access for school visits. We also need to trim the willow dome in the education field. Finally, lots of apples are ripening quickly so we may harvest these.

Woolley Firs is in Cherry Garden Lane, Littlewick Green, Maidenhead, SL6 3LJ (the turning off the A4 just before the Shire Horse pub heading west). Go in the second entrance marked “No Entry” and park outside the workshop.

Map, OS SU 85137 79934

17th September Braywick Nature Centre, Maidenhead
We will be raking off the mown grass from the scrub/meadow at Braywick LNR.

Braywick Nature Centre is off Hibbert Road near the Braywick roundabout.

Map, OS SU895796, post code SL6 1UU

1st October BBOWT Woolley Firs, Littlewick Green
We will be joining the Friends of Woolley Firs on their monthly work task. The plan is to rake the chalk bank which we will cut this week and then clear the encroaching scrub from around the fringes.

Woolley Firs is in Cherry Garden Lane, Littlewick Green, Maidenhead, SL6 3LJ (the turning off the A4 just before the Shire Horse pub heading west). Go in the second entrance marked “No Entry” and park outside the workshop.

Map, OS SU 85137 79934

15th October Bisham Woods
Bisham Woods is a Woodlands Trust site, their only one in Berkshire. The Woodland Trust are going to mow the area of chalk grassland. Today will be raking off the mowings.

The site is on the left hand side of Marlow Road coming from Maidenhead. There is a layby here where you may be able to park. Map

Map, Street View, OS SU848842, Post Code SL7 1RY

29th October Bray Pit
Raking the meadow.

Bray Pit used to be managed by BBOWT. Although this is no longer officially the case BBOWT have still cut the meadow and we will rake off the mowings. This is to reduce the nutrients in the soil and encourage the masses of wild flowers which grow in the summer.

Bray Pit is sandwiched between Bray Sailing Lake and the M4.

Drive down Monkey Island Lane, which from Maidenhead is a left turn off the A308 Windsor Road. Fork left towards the Bray Lake Watersports. The gates will be unlocked so you will be able to park at the far end of the sailing lake; alternatively there is a public car park just before the Watersports building from where you can walk to Bray Pit.

The postcode for Bray Lake Watersports is SL6 2EB, but beware of using this with a satnav as some direct you through Bray Village and this route is not accessible for cars.

Map, OS SU909786

12th November Braywick Nature Centre, Maidenhead
Our annual visit to clear the pond.

Braywick Nature Centre is off Hibbert Road near the Braywick roundabout.

Map, OS SU895796, post code SL6 1UU

26th November Burnham Beeches
TBA

Meet at Victory Cross.

Map, OS 955 850, Postcode SL2 3LB

10th December Stoke Common
TBA.

Park at the Pickeridge Farm entrance

Map, OS SU987856, Post Code SL3 6HA

24th December No task today – Happy Christmas
7th January BBOWT Woolley Firs, Littlewick Green
We will be joining the Friends of Woolley Firs on their monthly work task.

Woolley Firs is in Cherry Garden Lane, Littlewick Green, Maidenhead, SL6 3LJ (the turning off the A4 just before the Shire Horse pub heading west). Go in the second entrance marked “No Entry” and park outside the workshop.

Map, OS SU 85137 79934