Site: Greys Court and Pissen Wood

Greys Court (National Trust)

The fine old house and fortifications at Greys Court are set in beautiful gardens, and though Green Gym sessions here are not strictly nature conservation, we feel that we contribute to public enjoyment of a local gem, and hence support an organisation that is active in nature conservation.

Our work in Pissen Wood to the north of the house is more obviously conservation – glorious displays of bluebells and other woodland flowers have returned where we have cleared vast quantities of brush left after the removal of conifer from the beech wood.

In the woods

Typical tasks at Greys Court include hay-raking by the maze, clearing out the ha-ha and removing nettles growing around the ice house. Out in the parkland, where Soay sheep may be found grazing, we clear footpaths.

Meeting Point

For tasks at Greys Court itself, there is a car park by the main entrance to the house.

OS ref: SU726835, Click here for a map

For tasks in Pissen Wood, parking is in Rocky Lane near the gate at the entrance to the wood.

OS ref: SU723833, Click here for a map

Site Co-ordinator

Brian Gardener

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Greys Court (National Trust)

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