Wednesday 16th October

Bentley Station Meadows


  • Jane Chapman
  • 01962 808400 (office), or 07909 968657 (mobile)

51.18156241758, -0.86908406455689

10am - 3pm: Park in the pay & display Station car park, and walk across the railway track to the meadow, SU 792 432. Alternatively, park in the free Forestry Commission car park off Gravel Hill Road SU 802 433, and walk through the FC to the reserve.

If you cannot get to the meet points at 10:00am, please find us on the Reserves. A note directing you to the location will be written on the blackboard at MHD.
We appreciate any time that you have to spare – even if it is just for the odd hour or so.
Please wear suitable clothing, and bring a packed lunch and refreshments. Tools, training, gloves and cakes will be provided.

Practical conservation tasks could include any of the following, and will generally involve a bonfire:
•    Scrub clearance, raking and burning
•    Tree popping (to remove unwanted woody species from the grasslands)
•    Creating bare ground and planting caterpillar food plants
•    Hedge laying and pleaching
•    Clearing fence-lines of clematis and hawthorn

The work-parties will be led by either myself, a contractor or a BC volunteer. On certain dates, a contractor may join us to carry out any necessary chainsaw work, or this might be done the day before in preparation for a work-party.

How you can get involved
As well as the dates listed, I also send out an email for extra work-parties when we have one-off jobs to tackle, or if the weather has forced us to cancel any of the pre-planned dates. If you would like to be added to this list, please email your contact details to:

If you are interested in leading a work-party, please contact me for further details.

If you would like more information, please call me on 01962 808400 (office), or 07909 968657 (mobile). PLEASE PHONE TO CHECK THAT THE WORK PARTY WILL GO AHEAD IF THE WEATHER IS BAD.

Many thanks, Jayne Chapman, Reserves Officer