We were the first Dorset Peat Partnership project to start, but we now have some competition hot on our heels, just up the road at Whitesheet Hill where a contractor commenced scrub clearance this week.
This Sunday we will be back continuing in the same location as previous sessions(as we will be on Saturday 16th December).
The only change this weekend will be that due to logistics challenges we will not have our water bowser.
Therefore, if we do have a fire it will be a lot smaller than usual.
Fear not though, there will still be sausages at lunchtime and we will make up for it with a good seasonal burn on the 16th!
Tasks as before -
1. Cutting the Birch and Pine regen out on the mire - Great start earlier in the month and much drier underfoot than expected which was a good thing for us, but a bad thing for the peat in the mire and evidence why the project is so important.
2. Continue cutting the Rhododendron on the drier area - still plenty to do!
3. Process (cut up smaller) the previously cut Rhododendron and stack near the fire site
Sausages are on the menu at lunchtime.
Traditional and plant based as standard, but do let us know if you have any other requirements.
To assist with the catering, ideally please let us know if you are coming along before Saturday.
You can email firstname.lastname@example.org or comment on the Facebook post.
For those that have not been before or recently -
We are onsite from 9am - 3pm ish You are welcome to come and go at times convenient to you.
Stay for the whole session or pop along for a couple of hours.
We always have a plentiful supply of hot and cold drinks and biscuits.
Sausages in bread at lunchtime for those that would like it.
Tools, gloves, training and safety brief provided.
We now have a good supply of new bowsaws and loppers courtesy of the Dorset Peat Partnership, so nobody will be left with ropey old tools!
Please dress for the weather, uneven /wet ground conditions, possible spikey vegetation and proximity to a bonfire.
We will base ourselves at the top of Lizard alley for those in the know!
You will see the trailer from there.
(Blue dot on map) -
SU 04318 01130
Parking (Red dot on map) -
Parking area and entrance off Uddens Drive (North from the A31)
SU 04916 01268
Hope to see you there or at one of our future events (2024 dates coming soon!).
Please don't hesitate to ask if you need more information.