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2023-2024 Winter Work Party Programme

Work Party Arrangements 2023-2024

Click here to open a PDF file containing a calendar of winter work parties.

If you are not already part of the group and would like to join us on any day please email Fiona Scully (see below) and she will send you details.

General advice. Volunteers will need to bring suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, packed lunch, drink and snacks. Tools and gloves are provided.

NEW feature. A link to an online Calendar of all work parties arranged by the Branch is now being provided. If you use calendars in your email software or on your phone you should be able to subscribe to a single calendar file of the workparties here. Note: If you previously tried to use this link please please try again because the original link was incorrect.

Advice on how to subscribe to the calendar file is available at the following sites,
Outlook on the web, or
Outlook.com and
Apple and iPhone.

Note If you wish to obtain the grid reference of where to meet please consult the relevant reserve entry below.

We always welcome more helping hands. There will be occasional volunteer days over summer too so if you can spare a day, please do come and join us. The days are sociable, provide good exercise and fresh air, are great for health and wellbeing and very rewarding. Email Fiona Scully for details.

Magdalen Hill Down

Every Monday until 26th February 2024 inclusive. Start 10am, finish 3pm.

Grid Ref: SU511292. Postcode SO21 1HE

Meet 10am at the entrance next to the cemetery off Alresford Road, Winchester, SO21 1HE. Come up the track past the stonemasons and park at the top of the track.

Public transport: No 64 Winchester-Alton bus, request stop for Morn Hill Cemetery. 30 minute service.

Contact details: Fiona Scully on email and tel. 07918073651

Yew Hill

Fortnightly on Thursday; 9th November until 29th February 2024 inclusive. Start 10am, finish 3pm.

Grid Ref: SU452270. Postcode SO22 4JT (approx.)

Meet 10am at the bottom of Old Kennels Lane, Oliver’s Battery SO22 4JT. We meet on the roadside and then walk to the reserve.

Public transport: None.

Contact details: Fiona Scully on email and tel. 07918073651

Bentley Station Meadow

Fortnightly on Wednesday from 22nd November until 21st February 2024 inclusive. Start 10 am, finish by 3 pm.

Grid Ref: SU802434. Postcode GU10 4LH (approx.)

Meet 10am at Gravel Hill Road car park, past the Alice Holt Research Centre off the A325. We meet here then walk to the reserve. If you prefer to meet at the reserve entrance near Bentley Station, we’ll meet there for 10.15.

Public transport: South Western Railway to Bentley Station (hourly service, Alton to London Waterloo), or bus No. 65 Stagecoach South to Bentley village.

Contact details: Fiona Scully on email and tel. 07918073651

Updated 6/11/23