Sunday 3rd March 2024, 10:00am-3:30pm


51.867278, -2.026009

Sunday 3 March 10am - 3.30pm

Ravensgate Common, near Cheltenham

Practical conservation work party

Detailed information:

Contact: Serena Meredith 01242 524138, @email

Meeting place: Parking has been arranged at nearby Old Dole Farm at SO983187 at the end of Capel Lane off the A40. (Take the left fork at the end of the lane).  What3words: resemble.endearing.meatballs postcode GL54 4HQ. The site is exposed, steep and uneven.

We will be scrub clearing to improve the habitat for Duke of Burgundy and other butterflies.

What to bring: Our conservation work parties are very sociable events and you work at your own pace with no pressure. Any time you can spare would be welcomed. We suggest you bring a warm drink, lunch (or not if you want to leave before), warm, waterproof clothes and boots. Please bring your own thornproof gloves and if preferred, your own hand tools (bow saws and loppers), though some branch ones will be available to borrow. We may also try to utilise our tree popper as far as is possible.

You don’t need to book a place but we would appreciate it if you could let the work party leader know by phone or email if you plan on attending. This helps us plan the work, the tools we need to take and can advise you should the event be cancelled at short notice e.g. in the event of poor weather conditions.