Between October and March (inclusive) each year, work parties set off from ‘Upper Cranmore’ (GU29 0DL, Grid Ref SU899178) at 9.00 am every Wednesday, unless inclement weather is likely to make working on the slopes hazardous or particularly unpleasant. If arriving later, it is relatively easy to find the group out on the reserve, by listening for power-tools or looking for bonfire smoke. By heading for Grid Ref SU899168 you should be close enough to see volunteers at work. The image (right) shows an entirely male group, but women regularly attend these work parties, as do all age groups. The slopes are steep in places, so a reasonable level of fitness and mobility is required. Everyone receives a warm welcome.Appropriate, protective clothing (warm and waterproof) is essential, including strong footwear, gloves and eye protection. Tools (bow saws, rakes etc.) are made available and there are duties to suit everyone.
Further details can be provided by Mark Colvin (07818 405859), Colin Knight (07704 830104) or Neil Hulme (07778 306816).