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Future Events

Please book on with Karen Minett unless shown otherwise

November Location Grid Ref
Activity Info
3,4 Ovington Water Meadows
Itchen Stoke Mill, Ovington,
near Alresford
SO24 0RA
Water meadow management icon
West Meon Sports Pavilion
10,11 Wendleholme
Holly Hill Lane, Warsash
SO31 6AG
Scrub clearance
17 Magdalen Hill Down
Car park near cemetery
near Winchester
SO21 1HE
Cutting and burning scrub, and installing fencing around newly planted elm trees. Note change of meeting place from that in newsletter.
24,25 Winnall Moors, Winchester
Meet at car park in Hillier Way
SO23 7SU
Scrub clearance

Please book on with Karen Minett unless shown otherwise

December Location Grid Ref
Activity Info
2 Deacon Hill
Chilcomb, near Winchester
Barn off lane to church
SO21 1HR
managing hawthorn and brambles on the chalk downland
4 The Old Ship, 261 Bridge Road
Lower Swanwick
SO31 7FN
8pm. Committee Meeting at our southern venue. Arrive earlier for food or a chat. icon
8,9 Hook Valley
End of Newtown Road
Hook Park Road, Warsash
SO31 9GX
Scrub clearance
15,16 Foxlease Meadows North
King George V Cottages
A327 Minley Road
near Cove, Farnborough
GU17 9UB
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Long Sutton VH

Please book on with Karen Minett unless shown otherwise

January Location Grid Ref
Activity Info
5,6 West Down
near Chilbolton
SO20 6AY
Raking and burning scrub
12,13 Netley Common
SO19 6DX
Maintaing the heather by cutting and burning birch and willow growth
19,20 Bartley Heath South
RG27 9AB
Cutting scrub and small trees to prepare for grazing Optional residential
26,27 Pamber Forest, Tadley
meet on Sichester Road
opposite Frog Lane
RG26 5EX
Coppicing birch or hazel icon
Little London VH

Sites have a link for more details and directions. We are likely to have a bonfire at most tasks during the winter months. Please don't wear a good fleece as it will end up full of holes. See Essentials for more details.
Tasks may be on a Saturday or Sunday, or both, starting at 10am, and generally finishing at about 4pm.

Booking on

Please try to book on, preferably by email, by the previous Thursday evening, as this helps us to run tasks efficiently. If necessary call Karen on 01256 211271, stating dates of the tasks and leave your name and phone number.

Tasks sometimes change or are cancelled at short notice, so please check on the details when you book on. You can turn up without booking on, but it's a bit risky. If you would like more information, please call one of our regional contacts on the Home Page.

How to find us


The easiest way is to go to the site description page and use the link to Ordnance Survey OpenSpace maps. The meeting place should be at the pointy end of the yellow HCV flag. If you want to find other sites on the same map, refer to the grid reference display in the top right corner. Resolution is 6 digits (100m), increasing to 8 digits (10m) for larger scales.
OS Grid References shown above have two letters (usually SU for a place in Hampshire) and six numbers. You can use this in Streetmap or Ordnance Survey's Get-a-map by copying the grid reference into the search box. Streetmap is also useful for getting the nearest postcode by clicking on its coordinate converter. Note that Bing Maps (formerly Multimap) doesn't handle grid references.

Post codes are not a good means of navigation!

In most cases it is possible to give a postcode for use with a satnav, but experience shows that you will probably need to engage brain, read the instructions and look at a map as well! A postcode in italics is the nearest one found, and should be regarded as a rough guide only. Post codes were introduced to help with the automation of sorting mail. They were never intended to be a means of navigation to a car park in the New Forest.

Look out for our yellow signs. The actual work site is hardly ever at the meeting place, so try not to be late!


Support our village halls and struggling pubs by coming on a "resi"!

Residentials are usually at a village hall (VH) and are entirely optional. You can come for one day or both. See Essential Information for more details.

Changes to the programme shown in the newsletter are shown here in purple.

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Social events, in red, offer the chance to indulge in our favourite activities of eating, drinking, walking or grockling without the inconvenience of doing a task at the same time!


Publicity events are just that, hopefully ones which will attract potential members and keep our name in the spotlight. We normally have our display boards, a selection of fearsome and obscure tools, lots of leaflets and Froggie our mascot, if he's allowed out. Your assistance is welcome.