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Countryside Volunteers - Projects

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These are some of the projects undertaken by our volunteers.

Hope
Footpath surfacing.

Roaches
Silver birch clearance (cut & rove) from heather moorland.

Grove Rake, Chelmorten
Several tonnes of tipped rubbish cleared from lead rake.

Thornhill
Hawthorn scrub clearance, footpath clearance and construction, edge boarding, timber step construction and surfacing work.

North Lees
Drystone walling, footpath construction, drainage work, scrub clearance, fencing, tree thinning and various woodland management tasks including transplanting tree saplings.

Ramsley Moor
Silver birch gathering after extensive felling and the creation of a large number of habitat piles.

Bradwell Edge
Mixed scrub clearance.

Birchover
Fencing and gate repairs, scrub clearance.

Long Dale, near Newhaven
Creation of butterfly habitat.

White Lodge Nature Reserve
Drystone walling and hawthorn scrub clearance.

Alport, near Youlgreave
Mixed scrub clearance.

Shillito Wood
Litter clearance and tidying of amenity woodland.

Middleton
Selective scrub clearance.

Edale
Revetment repair and construction.

Earl Rake, near Bradwell
Drystone walling, footpath clearance and mixed scrub clearance.

Thor's Cave, Manifold Valley
Coppice work in hazel wood.

Tittesworth
Hedgerow maintenance, boardwalk construction, timber step and handrail construction, cutting back vegetation from footpaths and old fence line removal.

Elkstone
Footbridge construction.

Longdendale
Litter drive at Valehouse Reservoir, removal of ragwort from trail, footbridge construction, watercourse clearance and footpath work.

Hollinsclough
Clearance of overhanging gorse from bridleway, ditching and drainage work.

Froggat Edge
Drainage work, silt removal and silver birch clearance.

Ladybower, Heatherdene
Various projects.

Cressbrook
Footpath clearance, walling and timber step construction.

Ramsley Reservoir
Rebuilding of parts of the old stone reservoir slipway, fencing around structure to protect from livestock.

Heathcote Mere
Pond clearance.

Minninglow
Pond clearance.

Great Longstone
Footpath clearance.

Willow Wood, Great Longstone
Willow Wood accounted for approx 185 volunteer work days and involved surfacing around 350 metres of footpath with 80 tonnes of aggregate spread in the traditional way - by hand! It also involved the construction of an unusual fence post revetment, to contractor's standards, and the design and construction of a 3.5 x 3 metre dipping platform. In addition the wood was cleared of rubbish and any unnecessary clutter.

Other projects
Nest box building activities took place at Tittesworth Animal Day and at Marsh Farm Volunteers Centre. National Spring Clean at Monsal Dale, Cowper Stone Area, Sparklow and High Peak Trail, Haywood, Curbar and Froggat, Hartington and Tissington Trail.

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