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

 

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Activities for Aug/Sept 2018

The following working parties are planned:- 

Sunday, 26 August and Sunday, 2 September, 10.00am. 

In both cases, work will focus on silt clearance in the pond area, together with vegetation clearance to the Vicarage path.

Wear wellies or sturdy boots and suitable gloves. Meet at the top of Greenwood Lane. 

The next meeting of the Upper Dearne Woodlands Conservation Group will take place in Birdsedge Church Hall on Tuesday, 11 September at 7.30 pm. All are welcome. 

Activities for July/August 2018

The following working parties are planned:- 

Sunday, 22 July, 10.00am. Further holly sapling clearance in Stephen Wood and completion of repairs to the stile at the junction with Greenwood Lane. Wear sturdy boots and suitable gloves. Meet at the top of Greenwood Lane. 

Sunday 5 August, 10.00am. If the ground has softened sufficiently by rain, we will cull creeping thistles from Turpin Hill.  Alternatively we will be cutting back hollies in Green Wood.  In either case, wear sturdy boots and suitable gloves and meet at the top of Greenwood Lane. 

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

Activities for June/July 2018

The following working parties are planned:-

Sunday, 24 June, 10.00am. (NB. This date supercedes the23 June date advised in the May minutes) Work on Turpin Hill forming a pathway and removing brambles. Sturdy footwear and suitably thorn proof gloves are advised. Meet on site

Saturday, 30 June, 10.00am. Holly sapling clearance in Upper Stephen Wood and repairs to the stile at the junction with Greenwood Lane Wear sturdy boots and suitable gloves. Meet at the top of Greenwood Lane.

The next meeting of the Upper Dearne Woodlands Conservation Group will take place in Birdsedge Church Hall on Tuesday, 10 July at 7.30 pm. All are welcome

Activities for May/June 2018

The following working parties are planned:-

Sunday, 20 May, 10.00am. Repairs to the fish ladder in the river downstream of the pond inlet weir. Cutting back invasive holly and laurel in the vicinity of the pond. Wear sturdy boots (wellies if planning to work in the river) and suitable gloves. Meet at the top of Greenwood Lane.

Sunday, 10 June, 10.00am. Holly sapling clearance. Wear sturdy boots and suitable gloves. Meet at the top of Greenwood Lane.

Saturday, 23 June.  Activity to be agreed at the next meeting.

 

The next meeting of the Upper Dearne Woodlands Conservation Group will take place in Birdsedge Church Hall on Tuesday, 12 June at 7.30 pm. All are welcome.

Activities for April/ May 2018

Two working parties are planned for the coming month:-

Sunday, 15 April, 10.00am. Clearing mud and repairing steps down to the stepping stones and clearing the path leading to the cascade bridge, beside the pond inlet channel. Installation of new bench seat. Wear sturdy boots and gloves. Meet at the top of Greenwood Lane.

Sunday, 29 April, 10.00am. Clearing footpaths in Upper Stephen Wood and continuation of surveying on archaeology site. Wear sturdy boots. Meet at the top of Greenwood Lane.

 

The next meeting of the Upper Dearne Woodlands Conservation Group will take place in Birdsedge Church Hall on Tuesday, 8 May at 7.30 pm. All are welcome.

Activities for March/April 2018

Two working parties are planned for the coming month:-

Sunday, 25 March, 10.00am. Clearing mud and repairing steps down to the stepping stones and clearing the path leading to the cascade bridge, beside the pond inlet channel. Wear sturdy boots and gloves. Meet at the top of Greenwood Lane.

Sunday, 8 April, 10.00am. Scraping Rectory steps and paths in Upper Stephen Wood. Wear sturdy boots. Meet at the top of Greenwood Lane.

The next meeting of the Upper Dearne Woodlands Conservation Group will take place in Birdsedge Church Hall on Tuesday, 10 April at 7.30 pm. All are welcome.

Activities for February/March 2018

Sunday, 25 February, 10.00am. Planting oak saplings on the silt mound near the pond and clearing mud from steps down to the stepping stones and beside the pond inlet channel. Wear sturdy boots and gloves. Meet at the top of Greenwood Lane.

Sunday, 4 March, 10.00am. Scraping Rectory steps and paths in Upper Stephen Wood. Wear sturdy boots. Meet at the top of Greenwood Lane.

The next meeting of the Upper Dearne Woodlands Conservation Group will take place in Birdsedge Church Hall on Tuesday, 13 March at 7.30 pm. All are welcome