another rustic bench

Yet another of our famous rustic benches is installed. This is at Southwater CP

Our programme

Planned work sites and tasks until the end of the quarter are shown here. The programme is renewed before the beginning of the next quarter.

As you will see, it offers various useful tasks, over several different sites. The size and scope of the tasks on Thursday reflects the lower number of people expected to attend.

It is always a good idea to check the website as work sites may be changed due to poor weather or work requirements.


# If the work site is at Chesworth, Owlbeech, Leechpool, Southwater CP or Warnham LNR, please see this page for details of the meeting point.
# We leave the meeting point at 10 am – and aim to finish work by 1.0 pm

20 March 2018 10:00 at Owlbeech Wood
Heathland Management: Birch Removal

TUESDAY - Ripping out and chopping down some select stands of Birch regrowth, to reopen and continue rejuvenating the remnant heathland.

Meeting point: in the car park off Harwood Road. Postcode is RH13 6SG (not exact); the OS map ref is TQ193 313.

22 March 2018 10:00 at Leechpool Wood
Step Building and Holly Thinning

THURSDAY - The steps at either end of the oak clearing are long past their best and the nearby Holly thicket requires ongoing thinning.

Meeting point: in the car park off Harwood Road. Postcode is RH13 6SG (not exact); the OS map ref is TQ193 313.

25 March 2018 10:00 at St Leonard’s Forest
Heathland Maintenance 10am-3:30pm

SUNDAY - The Friends of St Leonard’s Forest is a group of volunteers, working with Gatwick Greenspace, to restore and better manage the heathland in the forest. “We meet only once a month, on a Sunday, but usually carry out plenty of work in that time.” If you have time on a Sunday, they are looking for more helping hands to continue the conservation work. This area compliments the work Green Gym undertakes at Owlbeech and helps to better connect all the local habitats.

Please visit for more info.

If you would like to join, please telephone Mike on 01403 731885 or email

Meeting point: the gate to the north entrance of St Leonard’s Forest, on the bridleway off Forest Road, Colgate. The OS map reference is TQ 221 324.

27 March 2018 10:00 at Warnham LNR
Sandpiper Scrape Maintenance

TUESDAY - We need to dig of the edges of some areas around the shallow pool, creating some lovely mud to entice wading birds to stop off and visit.


Meeting point: outside the café. Postcode is RH12 2RA; the OS map ref is TQ168 323.

29 March 2018 10:00 at Owlbeech Wood
Heathland Tidy Up

THURSDAY - Coppice protection for Sweet Chestnut stools and finishing off any fiddly bits that we have left to the end of the season. Then we can sit back and watch the nesting season begin.

Meeting point: at Owlbeech Way car park near the play area. Postcode is RH13 6AW (not exact); the OS map ref is TQ199 317.



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