Category Archives: Thursday Conservation Group

As time goes by……..


Another week, another schedule of jobs to do at Ashridge. A five thousand acre estate produces endless tasks, so it was good to see a high turnout of volunteers last Thursday being given a varied selection of tasks – maintenance … Continue reading

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A Chequered Past


It is hard to imagine today that Kings and Queens and the aristocracy would have passed this way over the years. The Thursday volunteers have been working to restore the look of Old Copse Drive, in the shadow of the … Continue reading

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VANISHING VISITORS


The Trust have been concerned for some time about the declining numbers of certain types of visitors, so with the help of the volunteers they have created a water feature in a wild pleasure – garden setting. This is to … Continue reading

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Bless the S S S I


A site of special scientific interest is designated and regulated by Natural England as an area of special interest by reason of its flora, fauna or geology. Ashridge have a number of these designated areas within the Estate and for … Continue reading

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VOLUNTEERS’ FORUM


Last Friday’s Forum attracted over forty volunteers from the different groups. Susie presented the Workplan for 2017 at Ashridge, with Lawrence giving details of past and future commitments to conservation, and Lalenya outlining details of her forthcoming events. Capitol projects … Continue reading

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Back in Time


Another week, another challenge for the volunteers at Northchurch Flats where they have been working on and off for the last three months. Located at the southern end of the extensive Northchurch common, where the chalk is exposed at the … Continue reading

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The Home-makers


The Thursday volunteers took advantage of the good weather this week to push ahead with the clearance of Northchurch Flats, after the extensive tree and scrub clearance. One group proceeded with the ritual burning of the brash, while the ladies … Continue reading

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PITSTONE PROTAGONISTS


Pitstone Common Wood, now known as Sallow Copse, close by to Ringshall was the venue for the Thursday volunteers, on the coldest day of the year. The forestry team had been in earlier to cut down silver birch, which has … Continue reading

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Ritual Burning


Thursday morning volunteers again visited the neglected and overgrown area now known as Northchurch Flats – it is far from flat! The first visit to clear the scrub took place before Christmas, with a record turn-out, and it was expected … Continue reading

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Calling all Rangers


Rangers have been invited to a meeting at the Visitor Centre on Friday 27th January at 2.00pm., which is a change from the original date of January 20th. The gathering will include a short walk around the Estate to view … Continue reading

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