Programme

Programme Activity Liaison Officer: Juliet Curry
email: programme@witneywood.uk

October

Monday 2nd at 10 am: A bird watching morning, led by Terry Ewart, at Rushy Common Nature Reserve.

We will meet at the Waitrose clocktower and go from there, in shared cars. Unused cars can be left at Waitrose for 3 hours.The route we take is accessed from Oxford Hill (S1 and S2 bus route) out of Witney. At the Oxford Hill traffic lights turn onto Cogges Hill Road. Continue without deviating and go uphill, crossing the A40 flyover, onto a single track road, which is very overgrown, leading to Standlake. Once over the humpback bridge look out for the Rushy Common car park on the left, where we will meet. Please wear stout boots. Bring a hot drink, and binoculars.Do bring a partner or friend if you wish, as we will not be working or insured for this trip.

Monday 9th at 10am: Foxburrow Wood to maintain trees. We will continue the work we started last month: taking out invasive weeds and grass from inside sleeves, and mending sleeves that are shredded, while removing others from maturing trees. Please wear gloves and stout boots. It is essential you wear long sleeved shirts and trousers tucked into socks to avoid Lyme ticks. Bring loppers, shears, secateurs, sharp knives and mallets. Meet in Foxburrow Wood car park, off Foxburrow Lane, accessed from Hailey Road.

Activity Leader:  Roger Hepworth

Monday 16th at 10 am:  Deer Park Wood putting up bird and bat boxes, plus a little more repairing sleeves and cutting back undergrowth. David John will need a team of helpers with the boxes. He will bring ladders and tools. The rest of us will need loppers, shears, secateurs, mallets and knives. Everyone must wear stout boots or wellies, with trousers tucked into socks to avoid Lyme ticks.We’ll meet at the outdoor classroom in the middle of the Wood.

Activity Leader:  Caryl Lansley

Monday 23rd at 10 am:  The footpath from The Fabulous Bakin’ Boys towards the Four Pillars Hotel.  This path needs general maintenance: grass and weed cutting, overhead branches trimmed.  Please wear stout boots or wellies, tuck your trousers into socks and bring loppers, shears, secateurs and pruning saws.We can park on Station Lane 2 just near the Fabulous Bakin’ Boys.Activity

Activity Leader: Lindsay Fisher

Monday 30th at 10 am:  The Footpath running alongside Wood Green School, and Madley Park, coming out next to the old dairy on the Oxford Hill.

We will be cutting back, weeding and picking up rubbish.
Please wear stout boots and gloves, and bring secateurs, loppers and shears. Brooms and a spade would be useful to clear leaf mould too. We will provide some tools, plus litter pickers and plastic sacks.
Meet at the start of the footpath  just off the Woodstock Road by the school gates.
Parking is a little difficult along the Woodstock Road, so if you can bike or walk instead, or share lifts, it would be better.

Activity Leader: David Colbourne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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