West Berkshire Countryside Society

updated 5.6.2020

ALL THE EVENTS BELOW ARE CANCELLED….The events are left below so that you can see what we do

Until the government guidelines on group numbers are eased beyond the current levels or there is a vaccine or some other change to the situation then we have no plans for tasks, walks, etc to recommence in the immediate future. I appreciate that this is not such good news but we will keep monitoring the situation and as soon as it is safe to start back, we will let you know.

Very frustrating but thank you again for your continued support.

Event Diary  2020

The events below give you the opportunity to come out on practical tasks, learn new skills, meet new people and, above all, enjoy yourself. The tasks usually begin around 10am and finish by 3pm but you are very welcome to come for as much time as you wish to give during these hours. Please wear suitable footwear and clothing, and bring a packed lunch if you are coming for the full day. Hot drinks are usually provided mid-morning, as are the necessary tools.                                                                  

Tue-02-Jun-20   10.00     A BBOWT site – to be advised later. Please check the diary page of our web site nearer to the date.                                                               

Tue-09-Jun-20   10.00     Kings Copse Bradfield Southend.  Bracken bashing on this SSSI. Park opposite the bungalow just before King’s Copse House. Accessed via Jennets Hill SU 579 707                                              

Tue-16-Jun-20   10.00     Grimsbury Castle, #1 Hermitage. Clearing invasive rhododendron from this ancient hill fort.                Parking near the Estate house at the castle – by the interpretation board.  SU511 723

Wed-17-Jun-20 21.00 -22.00        Bucklebury Common – Nightjars at dusk Tim Culley leads an evening walk looking at nightjars. Meet at the Crossroads on Bucklebury Common at 9.00pm.  Grid ref:           SU556 961

Tue-23-Jun-20   10.00     Holt Lodge Farm, Kintbury SU387 648. Clearing bracken. #1 Meet at Holt Lodge Farmhouse near Kintbury.                                            

Tue-30-Jun-20   10.00     Grimsbury Castle, #2 Hermitage. Clearing invasive rhododendron from this ancient hill fort.                Parking near the Estate house at the castle – by the interpretation board.  SU511 723