2011 Programme

January 9th Garth Meadows
Hedge laying at Garth Meadows.

Garth Meadows is at the junction of Harvest Ride and Binfield Road . There is space for two or three vehicles in the layby, otherwise park in Larks Hill car park and walk down.

Grid Ref: 860 705

January 23th Cliveden
Likely to be on the restoration of the tow path, might involve some digging, step restoration and revetment work.

Meet in the main car park. Ask at the kiosk for directions to the work site.

Grid Ref: 914 850

February 6th Pinkneys Green, Maidenhead
Scrub clearance and opening up two old pond sites. Working with the National Trust. You can read a bit of background on the National Trust and Maidenhead & Cookham in this leaflet

Meeting at the NT car park and work shed in Pinkneys Drive map

The work site is a 5 min drive away at the Brick and Tile works site in Malders Lane map

February 20th Clivedon
Some trees were felled yesterday and we will be shifting wood away from the orchard as well as other stuff

Meet in the main car park. Ask at the kiosk for directions to the work site.

Grid Ref: 914 850

March 6th Bill Hill
Vegetation Clearance. Bill Hill Ancient monument just off Downshire Way in Bracknell

Grid Ref: SU868684

March 20th Arthur Jacob Nature Reserve
Willow cutting – The reserve is off Stanwell Road , between the villages of Horton and Poyle. The entrance to the reserve is sign posted

Grid Ref: TQ021757

April 3rd Maidenhead Thicket
Scrub clearance at Robin Hoods Arbour.

Meet at Stubbing Garden Centre off Henley Road.

Grid Ref: SU849812

April 17th Braywick
Braywick Nature Centre is off Hibbert Road near the Braywick roundabout. We will be tree thining on the land fill.

This will be our last task with Trevor Smith as he’s leaving the Borough at Easter

Grid Ref: SU895796


May 1st Uncles Lane
We will be doing ditch clearance with a RBWM rights of way officer. Might be worth bringing welliesParking instructions sent to us

Parking will be available at the playing field at the western end of the path (please see attached map), but the path has not been closed so sufficient access for horse riders (min 1.5m gap) at this location should be maintained. Please do not park at the Eastern end of the lane as there is very little space there and it is very close to the busy Shurlock Road .

Grid Ref: SU 831 756

May 15st Stoke Common
We will be doing heathland scrapes to help increase the heather coverage. Park at the Pickeridge Farm entranceGrid Ref: SU 987 856
May 29 No task
There will be no task this Sunday
June 12st Clivedon, old orchard site
We will be meeting at the tennis court and will be cutting laurel etc.We are going to meet directly there and NOT in the main car park.Don’t go into Cliveden but go to the car park off Cliveden Road next to the tennis courts.

Grid Ref: 914 847

June 26th Braywick
Working in the dell to clear bamboo and tree thinning on the nature areaGrid Ref: SU 893 793
July 10th Burnham Beeches
Footpath maintenance, meet at Victory CrossGrid Ref: SU 955 850
July 24th Cockmarsh, Cookham Deam
Ragwort pulling with the National TrustCockmarsh has flat marshy meadows and a steep chalk slope. It is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest

Grid Ref: SU869861

August 7th Uncles Lane – CANCELLED !!!
There will be no task this week. Think of it as a free day to do as you please !
August 21th Pinkneys Green
Ride clearance around the Thicket, meet at Stubbing Nursery car parkGrid Ref: SU849812


September 4st Maidenhead Thicket
Working in Robin Hood’s Arbour. If you’re driving take the turning to Stubbings Nursery. The barrier will be down allowing you to drive down the track in the Thicket to Robin Hood’s Arbour.

Grid Ref: SU849812

September 18th Orchard, Cliveden
Working in the Round Garden – the orchard – at Cliveden on Sunday. This may include harvesting fruit, cutting back laurel and shifting wood.

We’re meeting at the tennis courts at 10am. To get here turn left at the entrance on the left immediately after Cliveden Stud (rock on the right saying ‘Cliveden Stud’). The gate, which is usually locked, will be opened for us.

Grid Ref: SU914850

October 2nd Cliveden
Working in Cliveden’s Round Gardeny.

We’ll probably be clearing more debris (lumps of wood and metal) from the ground between the tree where grass seed will be sown.

Unlike last week get to the orchard by going through the main gates and immediately turning left down the track to the car park at the tennis courts.

Grid Ref: SU914850

October 16th Braywick
Pond clearance

Grid Ref: SU893793

October 30th Englemere Pond, near Ascot
Park in signposted carpark

Grid Ref: SU902684

November 13th Stoke Common
Heathland work

Grid Ref: SU 987 856

November 27th Braywick
Tree thinning on the Nature Reserve

Grid Ref: SU 893 793

December 11th Garth Meadows
Hedge Laying with Marie-Anne Philips

Garth Meadows is at the junction of Harvest Ride and Binfield Road. There is space for two or three vehicles in the layby,otherwise park in Larks Hill car park and walk down.

Grid Ref:860 705