Diary 2019

APRIL

Tues 2nd
7.30 pm Staffordshire Wildlife Trust talk: Staffordshire Dragonflies by Andy Holt. Venue: All Saints Church Hall, Branston Road. Cost: adults £2.50, children free.

Thurs 4th 8.00 pm for 8.30 pm
BCV monthly meeting at The Alfred, Derby Street

Sun 7th 10.30 am
Knowle Hill - balsam clearance (an experiment to suppress it in its early stages) at a Landmark Trust site near Ticknall. Second of three sessions. Take the Ingleby Road from Ticknall; ignore Knowle Hill Farm on the left; a bit further turn right to Seven Spouts Farm and follow track down. Postcode DE73 7JQ, approx. grid ref. SK 353 257. Parking is limited at the site, so people may instead wish to park at the Ticknall Village Hall public car park (free of charge) then walk up to the farm (1 mile). Contact Lawrence if you need a lift from Burton.

Sun 14th
10.30 am
Hinckley
- Smithy Lane, fencework. If making your own way to the site, it's on Smithy Lane off Sapcote Road, Burbage. Grid ref. SP 451 941. Nearest postcode LE10 2AT. Contact Lawrence if you need a lift from Burton.

Sat 20th 10am to 12 noon
Toad Hole, Branston - session with a local group. BCV members welcome.

Sun 21st
10.30 am
Knowle Hill - balsam clearance (an experiment to suppress it in its early stages) at a Landmark Trust site near Ticknall. Last of three sessions. Take the Ingleby Road from Ticknall; ignore Knowle Hill Farm on the left; a bit further turn right to Seven Spouts Farm and follow track down. Postcode DE73 7JQ, approx. grid ref. SK 353 257. Parking is limited at the site, so people may instead wish to park at the Ticknall Village Hall public car park (free of charge) then walk up to the farm (1 mile). Contact Lawrence if you need a lift from Burton.

Sun 28th 10.30 am
Allotment session - allotments off Cambridge Street, Burton, grid ref. SK 236 224.


MAY

Thurs 2nd
8.00 pm for 8.30 pm
BCV monthly meeting at The Alfred, Derby Street

Sun 5th
10.30 am (Re-arranged from the previous week)
Weaverlake, Yoxall. Woodland management work and BBQ. Postcode DE13 8AD, Grid ref. SK 136 192. In Weaverlake Drive. Let Lawrence know if you need a lift from Burton.

Tues 7th
7.30 pm Staffordshire Wildlife Trust talk: Branston Leas Nature reserve by Lawrence Oates and Shaun Rimmer. Venue: All Saints Church Hall, Branston Road. Cost: adults £2.50, children free.

Sun 19th
10.00 am
Coton and Mease Valley BCV Walk. A 10-mile walk organised by BCV as part of the National Forest Walking Festival. A fairly level circular walk exploring the southernmost part of Derbyshire and some attractive villages on both sides of the River Mease. Stop for a lunch break along the route. Meet outside St Mary's Church, Coton-in-the-Elms, DE12 8HG (grid ref. SK 243 154). Street parking on Elms Road.

Tues 21st 6.00 pm
Riverside History Walk. A two-mile walk around Burton's Washlands, organised by BCV for the Walking Festival. Meet at Meadowside Leisure Centre.

Sat 25th 10.00 am
Washlands to Walton BCV Walk. BCV's annual 12-mile walk, part of the National Forest Walking Festival. A flat circular walk along the Trent to Walton Bridge, lunch stop at Barton Marina, then return along the Trent & Mersey Canal. Lots of Burton Conservation Volunteers projects to view along the way, plus new and established nature reserves close to Burton. Option to return by bus after the first half of the walk. Meet at the Burton Mail Woodland car park (free of charge) accessed from the end of Watson Street (grid ref. SK 250 220).

Mon 27th 1.30 pm
Four Parishes Walk. A 6-mile Staffordshire Wildlife Trust walk, led by Lawrence for the Walking Festival, visiting some nature reserves around Burton. Meet at Shobnall Leisure Centre (top car park).

Tues 28th 6.00 pm
Upper Mill History Walk. A two-mile guided walk, organised by BCV for the Walking Festival. Meet at the Burton Mail Woodland car park (free of charge) accessed from the end of Watson Street (grid ref. SK 250 220).

Wed 29th 6.00 pm
Newton Solney and Winshill circular walk. A 3.5 mile walk, our final one for this year's Walking Festival. Meet at the Brickmakers Arms, Newton Solney.


JUNE

Sat 1st to Sun 9th
BCV Camping Week at Edmundbyers, County Durham - booked for 9 people

Thurs 13th
8.00 pm
BCV AGM at The Alfred, Derby Street (tbc)

Sat 22nd
10.00 am
Staffordshire Wildlife Trust Walk: Battlestead and Back.
A 4.5-mile walk led by Lawrence. Meet at Branston Water Park car park.


If you need more details of any of these events, please contact Lawrence on 01283 537074 or 07432 608931.