Epping Forest Conservation Volunteers

Celebrating 40 years of conservation work in Epping Forest.

Task Programme for October 2018 to January 2019

Please read the Information For Volunteers page before coming along to a task.

Task sites are subject to change as we are sometimes asked to undertake high priority work at short notice. Anyone going straight to the task site should check with the task leader.

  • Sunday, 7th October - Goldings Hill Inner Pond
    Coppicing willow and removing small trees around the pond edge.
    Parking: Goldings Hill CP.
    Grid Ref: TQ429986

  • Tuesday 16th October - Fairmead
    Continuing previous tasks coppicing aspen and willow.
    Parking: The Warren, Epping New Road.
    Grid Ref: TQ409957

  • Sunday, 21st October - Little Wake Valley East Pond
    Remove fallen tree and crassula, from the pond and rescuing water violet.
    Parking: Mount Pleasant CP, Epping New Rd.
    Grid Ref: TQ417981

  • Sunday, 28th October - Fairmead
    Continuing previous tasks coppicing aspen and willow.
    Parking: The Warren, Epping New Road.
    Grid Ref: TQ409957

  • Sunday, 4th November - Chingford Plain Wood
    Thinning trees, creating pollards in strip of woodland between the Plain and Jubilee Ride. Part of the wood pasture restoration plan.
    Parking: Bury Rd or Connaught Water CP.
    Grid Ref: TQ404951

  • Tuesday, 13th November - Upper Wake Valley Bog
    Continuing to remove bramble and pendula sedge from June's task at the site.
    Parking: Wake Valley CP, Epping New Rd.
    Grid Ref: TQ421988

  • Sunday, 18th November - Chingford Plain Wood
    Thinning trees, creating pollards in strip of woodland between the Plain and Jubilee Ride. Part of the wood pasture restoration plan.
    Parking: Bury Rd or Connaught Water CP.
    Grid Ref: TQ404951

  • Sunday, 25th November - Gas Ride
    Re-coppicing sparse scrub as part of Project Nighingale.
    Parking: The Warren, Epping New Road.
    Grid Ref: TQ409957

  • Sunday, 2nd December - Furze Ground Heath
    Important lowland heath site for reptiles.. We will be brushcutting and raking bramble and removing small trees.
    Parking: Broadstrood CP, Goldings Hill.
    Grid Ref: TQ429986

  • Tuesday, 11th December - Deershelter Plain
    Removing birch regrowth to prevent competition and shade areas of heather.
    Parking: Broadstrood CP, Goldings Hill.
    Grid Ref: TQ429986

  • Sunday, 16th December - Gas Ride
    Xmas BBQ task, recoppicing sparse scrub as part of Project Nightingale.
    Parking: The Warren, Epping New Road.
    Grid Ref: TQ409957

  • Sunday, 23rd December - Long Running & Jacks Hill Bog
    Thinning small saplings close to the car park as part of the wood pasture restoration plan and removing birch and grey willow. From the southern end.
    Parking: Jacks Hill northern CP.
    Grid Ref: TQ436996

  • Sunday, 30th December - Lord's Bushes
    Continuing August tasks to remove saplings and scrub.
    Parking: Forest Edge (kerbside).
    Grid Ref: TQ416935

  • Sunday, 6th January 2019 - Long Running & Jacks Hill Bog
    Continuation of the 23rd December task.
    Parking: Jacks Hill northern CP.
    Grid Ref: TQ436996

  • Tuesday, 15th January - Furze Ground Heath
    Continuation of the 2nd December task with some me-dium birch removal.
    Parking: Broadstrood CP, Goldings Hill.
    Grid Ref: TQ429986

  • Sunday, 20th January - Barn Hoppitt/River Ching
    Working alongside the Ching, removing small trees and shrub to create glades and open flight areas for bats.
    Parking: Barn Hoppitt CP, Rangers road.
    Grid Ref: TQ398947

  • Sunday, 27th January - Barn Hoppitt/River Ching
    All other details as in the task above.
  • All information correct at time of publication (25 September 2018).