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.
Prior to an event please ensure that you are familiar with our General Guidance for Conservation Tasks.
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, prolonged rain 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 – IMPORTANT – if you think an event may be cancelled due to adverse weather please check this page and/or your email prior to leaving home.
The situation is changing daily and we continue to monitor it. Currently our last event is scheduled for 23 March and we will not be adding any further events until the ongoing situation becomes clearer. In the meantime please follow advice issued by the Government, especially if you are in a group regarded as vulnerable.
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) - 27/03/2019
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Charcoal burns are undertaken on a rota system by our trained team of “wood colliers”.
However, come along and help with sawing etc., during the day – no need to book. We always need help with sawing timber in preparation for the next burn and the BBQ is generally fired up for lunch so bring along your sausages or burgers for an alfresco meal.
Wood Colliers: Chris Humphries/Paul Lewis/Derek Tippetts
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.