WELCOME

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Welcome to our Web site about the Upper Dearne woodlands.  We will tell you about the woods, what you can hope to see there.  We will also tell you what the group are doing to look after the woods, both for the benefit of the plants and animals to be found there, and also for people visiting.  The woods are open to the public every day of the year, but only if you are on foot.  There is no access for wheeled vehicles, but we hope to make some limited access for wheelchairs where the terrain allows in the future.

our email is:-upperdearnewoodlands@hotmail.com

If you click on Album you will see more photographs taken in the woods

 

Activities for May/June 2022

Working Parties

Sunday, 29 May,10.00am Modification to ground surface levels at southern flank of Greenwood Lane waterfall to reduce risk of storm water flowing down Stephen Wood footpath. 

Sunday 26 June,10 am Mending some of the fence between the woods and the gas board track.

Meet at the top of Greenwood Lane. Wear sturdy gloves and boots. Bring spade or shovel etc and own refreshments. 

Next meeting  

The next meeting will take place in Birds Edge Church Hall on 21 June at 7.30 pm.  Note that this is later than normal.

My apologies for posting this late.

NEW EMAIL ADDRESS

upperdearnewoods@gmail.com

Please use our new address- Thanks.

I am sorry that the website also still includes the old email address.

Activities for April /May 2022

Working Party
Sunday, 24 April ,10.00am Burn Wood. Repairing the muddy area of the path beyond the
top of the raking steps, involving scraping off mud and replacing with stones where possible.
Checking raking steps and repairing as necessary.
Meet at the top of Greenwood Lane. Wear sturdy gloves and boots. Bring own refreshments.

Meeting
The next meeting will take place in Birds Edge Church Hall on the later-than-usual date of 17
May at 7.30 pm.

NEW EMAIL ADDRESS

upperdearnewoods@gmail.com

Please use our new address- Thanks.

I am sorry that the website also still includes the old email address. If anyone has the skill on WordPress to help us correct this, we would be very pleased to hear your advice. Thanks.

Activities for March/April 2022

Working party

Sunday, 27 March 10.00am

Upper Stephen Wood. Bramble bashing; consolidating small stepping stones, repairing muddy section of path to south side.

Meet at the top of Greenwood Lane. Wear sturdy gloves and boots/wellies, as appropriate. Bring own refreshments. All very welcome.

Next Meeting

Our next meeting will take place in the Church Hall on 12 April at 7.30 pm. All welcome.

NEW EMAIL ADDRESS

upperdearnewoods@gmail.com

Please use our new address- Thanks.

I am sorry that the website also still includes the old email address. If anyone has the skill on WordPress to help us correct this, we would be very pleased to hear your advice. Thanks.

Activities for February /March 2022

Working parties.

Sunday, 13 February, 10.00 am. Clearance of tree debris from footpath and river in Green Wood. Repairing muddy section of south side path in Upper Stephen Wood and stabilising steps down to Park Dike and stepping stone crossing.

Sunday, 6 March, 10.00 am. Coppicing willows on pond island.


In both cases, meet at the top of Greenwood Lane. Wear sturdy gloves and boots/wellies as
appropriate. Bring own refreshments.

Next Meeting.

The next meeting will take place at 7.30 pm. in Birdsedge Church Hall on 8 March.

NEW EMAIL ADDRESS

upperdearnewoods@gmail.com

Please use our new address- Thanks.

Activities for Jan/Feb 2022

Working party

Sunday, 23 January, 10.00am. Tree planting. Meet at the top of Greenwood Lane as usual. Wear wellies and bring spade and own refreshments.

Pencil in advance date 13 February for further activities

Next meeting

The next meeting will take place at 7.30 pm in the Church Hall on Tuesday, 8 February

We have a new email address.

upperdearnewoods@gmail.com

Activities for Dec 2021/Jan2022

Working Parties

Sundays, 19 December and 2 January, 10.00am Tree planting. Bring spade and wear sturdy boots. NB in both cases, check emails the previous day for confirmation. Meet at the top of Greenwood Lane.

Sunday, 9 January, 10.00am Annual walkover to review tasks for the coming year. Meet at the top of Greenwood Lane.

Next Meeting.

The next meeting will take place at 7.30 pm. in the Church Hall on Tuesday, 11 January, 2022 and will include the Annual General Meeting

Activities for November/December 2021

Sunday, 14 November, 10.00am. Tree planting.Bring spades and wear sturdy boots. In view of the strong possibility that trees may not be delivered on time, check emails the evening before for confirmation. Otherwise, work will involve tidying up on Turpin Hill, in which case bring rakes and loppers and wear sturdy boots and thorn proof gloves. Bring own refreshments and meet at the top of Greenwood Lane or the front of Turpin Hill, depending upon the activity.

Pencil in 28 November and 12 December as possible future dates for planting if delivery of trees is delayed beyond 14 November.

Next Meeting

The next meeting will take place at 7.30 pm. in the Church Hall on the earlier than usual date of 7 December.

Activities for Oct/November 2021

Working parties

Sunday 24 October, 10.00 am: completing grass clearance from the pond,
coppicing willows on the island and possibly clearing the muddy path
leading out of the laurel tunnel. Wear wellies or sturdy boots. Meet at the
top of Greenwood Lane and bring own refreshments.

Diary note: Sunday, 14 November: tree planting. As many bodies as
possible, please – there are lots of trees to be planted!

Next meeting
The next meeting will take place in the Church Hall on Tuesday, 9th.
November

Activities for September/October 2021

FORTHCOMING ACTIVITY
One working party is planned:-
Sunday, 10 October, 10.00 am: Continue with work around pond and vegetation management in
Green Wood. Wear suitable gloves and footwear. Meet at the top of Greenwood Lane and bring
own refreshments.

The next meeting of the Upper Dearne Woodlands Conservation Group will take place in
Birdsedge Church Hall on Tuesday, 12 October.

Activities for August and September 2021

Two working parties are planned :-

Sunday, 29 August 10.00 am: Repairing the weir on the river Dearne downstream of the pond inlet and silt clearance on the Park Dike inlet near the stepping stones. Wear wellies. Meet at the top of Greenwood Lane and bring own refreshments.

Sunday. 12 September 10.00 am. Activity to be agreed.

The next meeting of the Upper Dearne Woodlands Conservation Group will take place in Birdsedge Church Hall on Tuesday, 14 September, 2021 at 7.30 pm. All are welcome