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 June/July 2019

One working party is planned for the coming month:-

Sunday, 23 June, 10.00am. A brief tour of Turpin Hill will be followed by further bramble clearance in Lower Stephen Wood. Wear sturdy 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 the later date of Tuesday, 16 July at 7.30 pm. All are welcome.

Activities for May/June 2019

Two working parties are planned for the coming month:-

Sunday, 26 May, 10.00am. Repairs to handrail across the Greenwood Lane waterfall, cleaning and oiling the information panel adjoining the waterfall and clearing excess vegetation in the surrounding areas. Wear sturdy boots and gloves. Meet at the top of Greenwood Lane.

Sunday, 2 June, 10.00am. Laurel clearance in New House Wood. Access will involve crossing the river, so wellies may be appropriate. Wear sturdy 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 June at 7.30 pm. All are welcome

Activities for April/May 2019

Two working parties are planned for the coming month:-

Sunday, 14 April, 10.00am. Remove brambles beside north and south paths in Upper Stephen Wood, together with cleaning and oiling the information panel at the top of the vicarage steps. Wear sturdy boots and gloves. Meet at the top of Greenwood Lane.

Sunday, 5 May 10.00am. Refix the waymark post beside the Greenwood Lane steps, fix new half-round capping to the waterfall balustrade and carry out localised vegetation management. Wear sturdy gloves and boots. Meet on site.

 

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

Activities for March/April 2019

Two working parties are planned for the coming month:- 

Sunday, 17 March, 10.00am. Removing silt mound adjoining the stepping stones, cleaning Dave Newman’s bench and vegetation management in the surrounding areas (This is the task postponed from 10 March). Wear sturdy boots and gloves. Meet at the top of Greenwood Lane. 

Sunday, 24 March 10.00am. Forming a path on Turpin Hill and clearing tree roots remaining from last year’s activities. Wear sturdy gloves and boots. Meet on site. 


The next meeting of the Upper Dearne Woodlands Conservation Group will take place in Birdsedge Church Hall on Tuesday, 9 April at 7.30 pm. All are welcome 

Activities for February-March 2019

Two working parties are planned for the coming month:-

Sunday, 24 February, 10.00am. Repairs to one final section of the revetment above the learning tree, cleaning remaining charring from the Raking steps bench and further holly management. Wear sturdy boots and gloves. Meet at the top of Greenwood Lane.

Sunday, 10 March, 10.00am. Removing silt mound adjoining the stepping stones, cleaning Dave Newman’s bench and vegetation management in the surrounding areas. Wear sturdy boots and 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, 12 March  at 7.30 pm. All are welcome