Chilli Con Carne and Chocolate Cake!

Sunday, November 6th 2022

On the first Saturday of each winter month there is a 'Winter Worky Day' when vital habitat management work is carried out. This is the perfect opportunity for volunteers who cannot take part in the mid-week activities to join in on a weekend.

Yesterday was the first one of the season and the task was to finish the tidying up after Storm Arwen which hit the reserve over a year ago. All associated forestry work was finally finished beforehand leaving a deep layer of branches and debris.

As the summers seem to get hotter and drier this woodland debris is a major concern as it could lead to a wildfire if left on the ground. It was all removed from the woodland involving a lot of dragging! Great for getting the 'steps' in!

Many hands make light work and by the end of the day the task was done. At lunchtime a hot meal was provided to thank the volunteers, this time chilli and rice with garlic bread, served with a smile! There were plenty of cakes and biscuits too! 

Our sincere thanks to everyone who gave up their Saturday to take part, your help is appreciated and special thanks to Jules for washing up at the end! 

The next Saturday volunteer day will be on 3rd December, booking is essential for catering purposes. More information is available on the events page. If you would like to get involved contact the Reserve Managers on 07754 270980 or email

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Sunday 3rd March 2024 | 10am - 3pm

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