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Last updated 25/07/2019

Our programme

We meet every Wednesday from 10am to 1pm - please see our current programme (below) for dates and locations. Please also note the following:

  • We welcome new members, but currently our numbers are high, and we need to consider health and safety and make sure we bring enough tools etc. So If you are new to the group, please call Alison Hounslow on 07528 376399 before attending to get more information, or e-mail

  • Check online just before the session in case of last minute changes.

  • Wear old clothing suitable for the task and the weather, including thorn proof gloves, and sturdy shoes or boots, not trainers or sandals!

  • We usually have a tea break - please bring a mug!

  • Make sure that your tetanus inoculation is up to date.

  • Bring any medication that you may need.

  • Let us know if you are willing to car share.

  • Most sites are near public transport. For details of Southern Vectis services, go to

  • Sites with toilets are marked WC.

For a printable PDF of this programme, please click here.


10am - 1pm

Session No.

Location - getting there and parking

Details of task - on a cycle path

OS Grid ref.

31 July 2019 795 Location change from previous  schedule! Morton Marsh end of Sandown Meadows, access via Copse End, Mortonbrook, Perowne Way, Sandown.

Link to Streetmap for acess to site..

We are in amongst the reeds this week for another hit on the dreaded Balsam! Long sleeves and trousers recommended in case of nettles. Buses 2, 3 or 8. SZ59846,85312
7 August 796 Play Lane Millennium Green, Play Lane, Playstreet Lane, Haylands, Ryde. Parking: see right.

Link to Streetmap for meeting point.

A summer session on the Green. PLEASE PARK IN HILLRISE AVENUE and walk through Binstead Woods, or WELLINGTON ROAD and walk down Play Lane to the Green. Bus 37. SZ578,913
14 August 797 Arreton Down SSSI, Downend Road, Downend. Parking: use the parking area to the left at the entrance to the Downend chalk pit.

Link to Streetmap for parking.

We're here in the height of the butterfly season; look out for the Chalk Hill Blues! Possibly Ragwort pulling this week, so long sleeves and trousers are recommended. Bus 8. SZ532,873
21 August 798 St Mary's RC Primary School, Ampthill Road (off East Hill Road), Ryde. Park in the school car park.

Link to Streetmap.

It's back to school! No uniforms or homework though, just Mark trying to keep order. It's an interesting fact that in our group we have at least five ex teachers!

This school's environmental area is a lovely secluded place to work. WC. Buses 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 37.

28 August 799 Bouldnor Forest, Bouldnor. Turning off the 'Yarmouth Road' (A3054), Yarmouth.

Link to Streetmap.

A session on top of the Bouldnor Cliffs on this heathland restoration site - hope for some nice weather. WC. Bus 7. SZ380,902