Trans Pennine Trail Volunteer Workdays – March 2017

Quick, the sun is shining, time to be out and about! This Wednesday 22nd March TPTCV are working with BMBC Rangers at
the Minewater Project board (aka the ‘orange lake’) just beyond Bullhouse Bridge, trying to sort some more falling-about trees; the following Wednesday 29th March they’re getting arty with Stephen Tarr a bit further west, on sculpture number ten.

Wednesday 22nd March 2017  10am – 4.30pm
Click here for a map of the site and where to meet.

Workday Support: David Nortcliffe
Where: The Minewater Project board (the ‘orange lake’), 500 yds west of Bullhouse Bridge
Meet: Bullhouse Bridge picnic area
What will they be doing? They’re working along the whole cutting to remove dead and broken branches and try and get this section into a more attractive state for wildlife and people. They’re joined by BMBC Rangers for this second workday, and will be trimming the timber to create habitat piles, creating nesting posts for Willow Tits where possible, and collecting litter.
Parking: Please arrive by bike/on foot if possible. If coming by car, please take care parking alongside the busy A628, avoiding fire hydrants and considering sight lines. NB There is no parking in nearby Bullhouse Chapel Lane. If you’d like a lift from Penistone, leaving around 9.40am, please get in touch.
Wednesday 29th March 2017  10am – 4.30pm

Click here for a map of the site and where to meet.
Workday Support: (tba)
Where: Mid-way between Bullhouse Bridge and Hazlehead Bridge
Meet: 
Hazlehead Bridge Station
What will they be doing?
 Working with Stephen Tarr to create sculpture number ten. They’re developing this area – which already has a number of features – into a little dell. Work will involve trimming timber; opening views on the north side; creating habitat piles, and willow tit nesting posts where possible, as well as collecting any litter.
Parking: Do arrive by bike/on foot if possible. If coming by car, please note that parking at Hazlehead is quite challenging. Resist parking on the wide pavement at the bottom of the access please, as this makes it hazardous for the rest of us. You are welcome to ring/email for advice about where to park – or if you’d like a lift from Penistone, leaving around 9.40am, just get in touch.

You’ll need to wear…Old clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty or torn, sturdy footwear and gloves – waterproof if it’s wet -to protect your hands.

Do bring… A packed lunch – they’ll provide tea, coffee, fruit juice and biscuits in the morning and afternoon. They do have tools and equipment, but you’re welcome to bring your own (in good condition) if you prefer. Don’t forget the waterproofs!

If you have any questions: have a look at FAQ on the website; send an email, or you’re welcome to ring Kate on 07704333445.

TPTCV