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Nuffield Place

The weather was sunny and warm for our session at Nuffield Place, so we were glad of the shade in the beech wood for heavy work cutting down holly. We made large inroads into a central patch, hauling the arisings … Continue reading

Nettlebed Common

Our visit to Nettlebed Common in June saw us pulling bracken and brambles out of a section of shallow ponds to help preserve its rich variety of sedges, grasses and moss. The weather was appropriately damp for this acid wetland … Continue reading


Another sunny morning at the water-cress beds! As so often is the case we were pulling out large quantities of the rampantly growing water-cress to re-instate a channel to allow the stream to flow more freely. A result was very … Continue reading

Aston Rowant

Fantastic sunny morning at Aston Rowant on Bald Hill, which wasn’t bald but covered in brambles. Our task was to slash them down and carry the material on hay forks to be stowed at the field edge. Two of us … Continue reading

Greyhone Wood

Our clearance in 2013 of thickly-growing young conifers around the ponds in Grey Hone Wood is paying off, with ferns and foxgloves enjoying the new light on the grassy bank. There was plenty more conifer regrowth at the edge of … Continue reading

Joyce Grove – Sue Ryder

Today’s task at the northern perimeter of Joyce Grove was to pollard sycamore and prunus trees, which were growing over the access path and through the fence into the primary school grounds. We completed the task, clearing the brash to … Continue reading


Unusually for a session at Ewelme we weren’t splashing about in the river but were in the meadow area. Our task was to dig a hole for a rigid pond liner which was to replace a previous unsuccessful pond. The … Continue reading

Nettlebed Common

Green Gym at work on 30 April, levelling and surfacing path to playtrail. Elizabeth, 1/5/2015


Today’s session at Withymead saw us splitting into two groups. One group worked hard re-surfacing the path to Richard’s wishing well with gravel. The other group reinforced the structure of the tepee and at the end we all worked together … Continue reading

Moorend Common

Rose bay willow herb had rooted itself in the stream near the Prince Albert pub, so our April task was to clear out the stream bed and remove the dead stalks along its banks. The large willow by the stream … Continue reading

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