Posted by: Claire Hannington | March 28, 2013

March Madness

At the start of the month the Saturday group marched into Bishops Wood, Caswell (not NT) for some holm oak clearance with the Gower AONB Ranger, Huw Lloyd. Having dropped off the tools for them I went home to look after my poorly dog (he’s better now!), then returned later to see some tired but satisfied volunteers after a good days work.

Sunday found me picking up some new recruits from the train station for our Working Holiday week. We also had a fantastic pupil on a weeks work experience. The week started rather windily trying to clear gorse from Rhossili Down but calmed down a bit enabling them to have a go at some fencing on our farm on day two. Then on the Thursday we had Helen Grey join us to do some hedgelaying – which I am pleased to say – we finished the hedge today :-)The last day of the working holiday found us litterpicking on Whiteford Beach followed by lunch at the Lodge before everyones journey back home. A great week had all round.

March has seen us race against the tide a couple of times with work out on the Worm’s Head. We did some scrub clearance, litterpick and put new posts on the safety sign – all before the tide came back in again! Go volunteers!

Groups from Gorseinon College and Morriston Comprehensive School also came out to lend a hand. Rhossili beach has been litterpicked all ready for the Easter Holidays – anyone brave enough for a swim yet? And we have cleared more of the burnt gorse from Rhossili Cliffs.

Last night we attended the meeting of the Abertawe Centre to say thank you for their work at Pennard Car Park, and to organise volunteers for this year to meet and greet people and share their knowledge of the area. They always give a warm welcome to everyone visiting Pennard Cliffs so say hello if you go.

And now I’m off to find my bunny ears – all set for our Easter Trail at Pennard on Saturday – come join us, follow the trail, there’s chocolate involved at the end!

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