Somerset Wildlife Trust

The Somerset Wildlife Trust.
Somerset Wildlife Trust is the county’s leading environmental voluntary body, with more than 20,500 members and 70 nature reserves all over the county.  They are dedicated to restoring our battered ecosystems by creating living landscapes for wildlife and people, now and in the future.  Somerset Wildlife Trust is one of 47 Trusts working locally to protect wildlife across theUK, as part of the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts.     www.somersetwildlife.org

Our local woods have volunteer wardens from the Somerset Wildlife Trust and our local volunteer warden for Harridge Wood is Adel Avery

Special Events

Winter Walk in Harridge Woods - Sunday 20 January, 2013   10:00 - 12:30

Walk around Harridge Woods led by Adel Avery (Volunteer Warden) for wintering wildlife and a review of the work of the conservation volunteers.  Please note that this event is not suitable for wheelchair users/limited mobility due to the difficult terrain.   Adults £2.50; Children £1.00

Also monthly workdays for East Mendip Conservation Volunteers in Harridge Woods.  First Sunday of the month, 10am to 1pm.  All tools/safety equipment and hot drinks and biscuits provided.  Note: feeding the Harridge Wood Troll is not encouraged

East Mendip Conservation Volunteers Winter Programme 2013

SUNDAY  6th  JANUARY –  HEDGELAYING at Edford Woods, & clearing cedar regeneration from Harridge East.  Bring bowsaws/loppers, slashers, billhooks.

SUNDAY  3rd FEBRUARY –  COPPICING WORK & clear up after any winter felling works..  Cutting tools/bowsaws & loppers, gloves/eye goggles...

SUNDAY 3rd MARCH –  HEDGE PLANTING – HOME WOOD/LIMEKILN WOOD & possibly some footpath maintenance works.  Bowsaws, loppers, spades, gloves.

SUNDAY 7th APRIL –  FOOTPATH clearance/ or completion of brash piling from winter felling works in Limekiln Wood.

Meet at 10am, work until 1pm.  Tea & Coffee provided & biscuits.

Wear old clothes, walking boots/wellies & work gloves/usually have spares.  Waterproofs if wet, but if very wet, phone first as may cancel workday as unsafe to work in rain.  Mobiles not always within reach of signal in woods. 


Adel Avery (SWT Reserve Manager) 01749 - 840240
mobile 07870 271588  email: [email protected]

Mick Ridgard (SWT EM group co-ordinator)  01373 - 463875
mobile 07939 113424   email: [email protected]

Directions to Harridge Woods.
All workdays meet at entrance to Harridge Woods at ST 648 484, in Nettlebridge, 1 mile from Oakhill, 4 miles from Shepton Mallet.  From Oakhill onA367 Bath Road, turn right off main road on left bend between chevrons, as drop downhill into Nettlebridge valley.  

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