Current Programme

21st July Sutherland Grange, Windsor
WMCV will be joined by Wild Maidenhead to clear Himalayan Balsam at Sutherland Grange which is a Local Nature Reserve in Windsor off the A308.

Jason has also asked us to do a wildflower survey in the meadow.

Park in the Sutherland Grange car park.

Map, OS SU 94082 77139, postcode SL4 5PR

4th August 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

18th August Englemere Pond, Ascot
Wetland management around pond edge.

Englemere car park is at Swinley road, Winkfield, SL5 8BA.

Map, OS SU 89991 68787

1st September 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

15th September 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

29th September Burnham Beeches
We will be clearing excess weed from the middle and edge of the pond at Burnham Beeches. The middle of the pond is too deep for waders so we paddle out in a boat, load the weed into the boat, paddle back to the side and unload the weed.

Meet at Victory Cross. Volunteers do not have to pay to park at Burnham Beeches at the weekend. Please ask for a pass if you don’t have one.

Map, OS 955 850, Postcode SL2 3LB

13th October TBA
27th October TBA
10th November 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

24th 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

8th December TBA
22nd December No task today