2018 Programme

7th January BBOWT Woolley Firs, Littlewick Green
We will be joining the Friends of Woolley Firs on their monthly work task. We will be doing some coppicing in the wooded boundary at the far end of the estate.

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

21st January Ockwells Park and Thrift Wood, Maidenhead
We will be making a bluebell trail through Little Thrift Wood.

Ockwells Park is on Ockwells Road, Cox Green, Maidenhead. Meet in the main car park.

Postcode: SL6 3AA, OS: SU 87845 78777 Map

4th February BBOWT Woolley Firs, Littlewick Green
We will be joining the Friends of Woolley Firs on their monthly work task. We will be doing a bit more coppicing and some work on some trees on site.

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 February Burnham Beeches
We will be joining the Burnham Beeches volunteers to clear and burn scrub in the dips around Juniper Cottages.

Meet at Victory Cross. Volunteers do not have to pay to park at Burnham Beeches at the weekend. Please ask Ed for a pass.

Map, OS 955 850, Postcode SL2 3LB

4th March BBOWT Woolley Firs, Littlewick Green
We will be joining the Friends of Woolley Firs on their monthly work task. We will be removing invasive plants which are starting to take over the woodland.

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 March Westmorland Park, Bracknell Forest Council
CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW.

We will be tidying up the woodland, burning cut Rhododendron. Depending on works already carried out we may re-plant some displaced bluebells.

Meet at the car park at the end of Westmorland Drive off Harvest Ride.

Map, OS SU 88704 70745 Postcode RG42 3QP

1st April 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 April Tarmans Copse, Bracknell Forest Council
Tree guard removal.

Tarmans Copse is an area of ancient woodland near Jennetts Park. We were originally going to remove tree guards at Jennets Park but this was changed on the day.

Park in Blackcap Lane.

Map, Postcode: RG12 8AA, OS: SU 84837 68094

29th April Hitherhooks Copse, Bracknell Forest Council
Pond creation at Hitherhooks Copse. Hitherhooks is a small copse between Jock’s Lane and Hitherhooks Hill.

Park on Jocks Lane as any of the allocated parking off the lane is residential only.

Map, OS SU 85143 69919 Postcode RG42 1PH

13th May Bray Pit
We’ll be doing a variety of tasks suggested by Martin.

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

27th May Shepherd Meadows, Bracknell Forest Council
Shepherd Meadows and Sandhurst Memorial Park are neighbouring sites in the south of Sandhurst on the River Blackwater. Shepherd Meadows consists of 40 hectares (100 acres) of wet meadows and woodlands that is important for its nature conservation.

We will be doing some revetment work.

There is a small car park from Marshall Way.

Map, OS SU848607 Postcode GU47 0FJ

10th June Tarmans Copse, Bracknell Forest Council
Tarmans Copse is an area of ancient woodland at Jennett’s Park. We removed tree guards from here in April.

We will be removing the last remaining plastic tree guards which will require some removal of vegetation and some ditch line vegetation clearance – checking beforehand for any nesting birds.

Park in Blackcap Lane.

Map, Postcode: RG12 8AA, OS: SU 84837 68094

24th June Burnham Beeches
We will be joining the Burnham Beeches volunteers on their monthly task. We will be resurfacing Victoria Drive.

Meet at Victory Cross. Volunteers do not have to pay to park at Burnham Beeches at the weekend. Please ask Ed for a pass.

Map, OS 955 850, Postcode SL2 3LB

8th July Ockwells Park and Thrift Wood, Maidenhead
We will be clearing himalayan balsam from the area around The Cut. We will be joined by members of Wild Maidenhead.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS TASK STARTS AT 10.30AM. This is to allow extra time for children taking part in the Junior Parkrun, which starts at 9am, to leave Ockwells Park.

Ockwells Park is on Ockwells Road, Cox Green, Maidenhead. Meet in the main car park.

Postcode: SL6 3AA, OS: SU 87845 78777 Map

22nd July Burnham Beeches
We will be joining the Burnham Beeches volunteers on their monthly task. We will be removing unwanted tree saplings.

Meet at Victory Cross. Volunteers do not have to pay to park at Burnham Beeches at the weekend. Please ask Ed for a pass.

Map, OS 955 850, Postcode SL2 3LB

5th August CANCELLED – BBOWT Woolley Firs, Littlewick Green
The joint task with the Friends of Woolley Firs has been cancelled.
19th August Pope’s Meadow, Bracknell Forest Council
We will be clearing invasive pond weed from the pond at Pope’s Meadow, Binfield.

Pope’s Meadow car park is located off St Mark’s Road, Binfield, Bracknell.

Map, Postcode: RG42 4AY, OS: SU 84469 70072

2nd September BBOWT Woolley Firs, Littlewick Green
We will be joining the Friends of Woolley Firs on their monthly work task. The plan is to rake off some areas in the orchard and meadow which will be cut this week, plant a few pond plants, and relieve trees of apples (it’s a bumper crop and some of the trees are struggling with the load).

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

16th 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 Leonie for a pass if you don’t have one.

Map, OS 955 850, Postcode SL2 3LB

30th September Frog Copse, Bracknell
Frog Copse is a small copse featuring mainly oak trees. We will be removing holly trees.

Map, OS SU865687 Postcode RG12 7AN

14th 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

28th 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

11th 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

25th November Bill Hill, Bracknell Forest Council
We will be clearing holly at Bill Hill, Bracknell. Bill Hill is a naturally wooded hillock that rises sharply from grassland off Downshire Way, towards the Bronze Age round barrow at its summit.

Meet at the grass area off Rectory Lane near the bus stop. Park at Rectory Close off Coningsby.

Map, Postcode: RG12 7BD, OS: SU 87073 68396