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next work party 22/03/15

When: Sunday 22nd March, 09.45 till approx. 13.00 (although anyone is welcome to come down for part of the session). If sufficient people wish to do so, we may extend into the afternoon, but bring a packed lunch if you anticipate staying.

 
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Spring Walk 28/03/15

On Saturday 28th March at 10.00 am the friends of Sharphill Wood will be holding our spring walk. Why not join us?

We will be starting from the Peveril Drive entrance to the field at 10.00 am and the taking a guided walk through the wood looking a the flora, fauna and listening for birds. For those familiar or not quite so familiar to the wood will also give an idea of just how close the housing development in this area will be too the wood.
If you have an hour or two going spare why not come and join us.

For further details please email sharphillwood@yahoo.co.uk or use the contact us tab

 
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Work Party 22/02/15

On this occasion we concentrated on filling boundary gaps towards the northern end of the western side. There was plenty of freshly (and not so freshly) cut timber in the vicinity to make a reasonable dead hedge along a couple of stretches. A few stems of live wood were coppiced to provide stakes to hold the rest in place. This was always going to be a short work party because of the threat of wet and windy weather from early afternoon, but the rain started shortly after 12.30, so having reached a convenient stage we packed up and avoided a soaking. The usual bag of litter was collected.
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you tube video showing the work of the friends of sharphill wood

A relative of one of the members of the friends of Sharphill Wood did some filming last  October of a work party  and has uploaded this video on youtube to view please use the link below

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLnzwpwMcIk&list=UUDueNNQZ7UtllHQHzRkjsng

 
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next work party 22/02/15

When: Sunday 22nd February, 09.45 till approx. 13.00 (although anyone is welcome to come down for part of the session). If sufficient people wish to do so, we may extend into the afternoon, but bring a packed lunch if you anticipate staying.

 
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Work Party 25/01/2015

In excellent winter weather our main task was to plug some of the boundary gaps. The large gap at the southern end, near the kissing gate, was blocked by sinking a number of posts and attaching stock fencing. The extremities were blocked with substantial logs attached by wire to the posts. The unofficial pedestrian entrance on the western side was partly blocked by logs wired to posts, low enough that pedestrians can step over but creating a barrier for motor bikes. Other tasks including cutting down scrub that was blocking the view of the entrance sign by the kissing gate, felling two fair-sized sycamores near the northern end of the western path to provide material for blocking other boundary gaps in that area, and the usual litter pick.
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Happy New Year :-)

Happy New Year from the friends of Sharphill Wood.

Wishing you all health, wealth and happiness in 2015 !

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Merry Christmas from the Friends of Sharphill Wood.

Our boxing day walk will be going ahead at 10:30am starting at Peveril Drive entrance , weather permitting, hoping to see you there.

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