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Wellesley Wildlife Wander
Sat, 27 Oct 2018
This morning, armed with sweep nets, bug pots and a fairy sheet, I led a family wildlife walk exploring Wellesley Woodlands. It was a lovely, crisp & sunny day discovering all the work our volunteers and rangers do to promote wildlife. The … ...
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Wellesley Brass Rubbing Trail
Mon, 13 Aug 2018
Fancy a walk in the woodlands this summer holiday but want it to be a little different?  Come down to Wellesley Woodlands on 23rd August to have a go at our new Brass Rubbing Trail. The Rangers will be on … ...
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Prince of Paths
Mon, 30 Jul 2018
This month Millgrove have been busy on Wellesley Woodlands for us, installing a section of path in a section of Prince’s Avenue woods where it is very wet and muddy in winter. We decided to take advantage of this dry … ...
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Cutting the way
Fri, 13 Jul 2018
On Thursday 12 July I was joined by Paul, Mike, Eric, Matt and Ed at Chalk Farm, Wellesley Woodlands to cut back the paths and remove brambles from around the saplings planted roughly 4 years ago.  Matt, Ed and Mike … ...
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Wellesley Workers
Wed, 04 Jul 2018
It’s now the end of a long day hosting the AAA, – a large Wellesley Woodland event for pupils from eight local schools. We’ll post later with more news of the event, but in the meantime I wanted to say … ...
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Digging for the Wellesley
Sat, 09 Jun 2018
Our rangers have been hard at work at Rushmoor Bottom, in Wellesley Woodlands manoeuvring a digger and our large tractor. We’ve had problems with unauthorised 4WDs entering our lovely beech woodland, causing a disturbance and damage. So by the new gate we installed … ...
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Fencing Fanatics
Sat, 26 May 2018
The Blackwater Valley Rangers recently tasked the students to complete a fencing project from start to finish. The fencing in question was located on Puckridge one of our Wellesley Woodland sites. Initially Adam, Jeremy and I reviewed the damaged, and … ...
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Award for Wellesley Woodlands
Tue, 15 May 2018
I’m currently up in Northumberland at The Land Trust Managing Partners conference and Wellesley has won the award for the site delivering the most Beneficial/Improved Economic Activity. This is the first time this award has been handed out!  Thanks to … ...
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Bottom of the Revetment
Wed, 09 May 2018
On Tuesday 8th May the BVC Volunteers joined Stuart, Stu and I in Rushmoor Bottom, Wellesley Woodlands in the glorious sunshine and haze of mosquitos, to build a revetment in the stream which we have previous improved. Day 1. Day 2. Day … ...
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Laurel and Thorns 
Fri, 20 Apr 2018
Yesterday, 19th, in 28 degree weather, Bobbie and I were joined by Becky, Mike, John and Eric at Thorn Hill, Wellesley Woodlands, to cut back more Laurel. The central section of the woodland has been taken over by laurel which … ...
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Sun 18th March Wellesley Woodland Task Cancelled
Fri, 16 Mar 2018
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New Gate installed in Wellesley Woodlands
Wed, 07 Mar 2018
Yesterday our team headed out to replace a large vehicle gate in Rushmoor Bottom behind the Wellington Monument. Unfortunately the original gate bordering the MOD training area was damaged by vandalism. Our shared Massey Tractor worked with alacrity, lifting up the … ...
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