NB. This page is available for public viewing to indicate when we will be working in Pondhead. You must be a registered volunteer to be able to book onto an event.
Please book onto conservation events through this page – just click on the event you want to attend to open a new page which will give you full details. Once booked on, it will display on your “My Bookings” page. If you need to cancel for any reason, please also do so via the “My Bookings” page. The event leader will check attendance details the evening before and there is no need to let him/her know if you cancel online prior to this.
If you need to cancel at short notice, the name and telephone number of the event leader can be found on each individual event page
Please aim to arrive at all events at least 5 minutes before the scheduled start time in order that we may make a prompt start.
ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS & CANCELLED EVENTS
Most of our conservation tasks go ahead irrespective of weather conditions. The only conditions in which an event is likely to be cancelled for safety reasons are during periods of heavy snow/ice or strong winds when the event will be marked as “CANCELLED” on the list below. However, in these conditions it is sometimes necessary to cancel at short notice in which case we will also attempt to contact you by email – if you think an event may be cancelled due to adverse weather please check this page and/or your email prior to leaving home.
It is not always possible to provide a detailed description of the work we will be undertaking on each individual conservation task due to changing priorities and weather conditions. In the circumstances, as we list events they are given a basic generic description but as the event date gets nearer we endeavour to update the task details with a fuller description of the proposed work.
NB. You need to be a registered volunteer to book onto events in the diary.
Date(s) - 20/12/2018
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Beechen Lane entrance, Lyndhurst
This is our annual social Christmas get together in the woods. This year we will be based in the charcoal retort area where there will be festive nibbles cooked over open fires and BBQ plus mulled wine (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic), mulled cider and other goodies. Our strolling minstrel will also be in attendance again this year.
This is primarily an opportunity to catch up and chat over the year’s happenings and what’s in the pipeline. However, there may be a few jobs to do for those who feel inclined (non-compulsory!).
On arrival at the gate, make your way to the charcoal retort area. As there may be pressure on parking in Beechen Lane, the gate will be unlocked and there will be space for a few cars to park at the “Limewood Crossroads” at top of the main track.
The map below shows the ride network in Pondhead numbered by each section. Streams (in blue) are lettered by section. We will refer to this map from time to time in task descriptions. Click on map to enlarge.