2017 National Trust Purbeck Events

Come and enjoy the beautiful sunshine which is forecast this weekend at our next meeting of ‘Seashore Scavengers’ beach clean team this Sunday, 15 October.  The task coincides with the Studland Stampede run with 100’s of runners on and around the beach, so if you would like to meet at the Discovery Centre, Knoll Beach, at 10.30 am (finishing around 12.30 as usual), you will have the option to drive across to the harbour side and clean around the beautiful Redhorn and Jerry’s Point this time for a change of scene – lovely views!    It’s also a great opportunity to learn about the fascinating nature of the area.

Discarded beach litter is more than just an eyesore; it’s a danger to vulnerable marine wildlife and a health hazard to visitors.  Litter and marine debris left on the beach are also expensive and time consuming to remove, over a busy weekend at Studland 3.5 tonnes of litter can be collected!  For more details ring 01929 450500 or email studlandbay@nationaltrust.org.uk.  All welcome!

Future Countryside ‘drop in’ tasks

‘Meet the Ranger’ drop in countryside conservation group – next task is Saturday 4 November

(usually runs 10.30-3.30 but you can “drop-in” as the group always meets on site).

The group meets around Studland on Saturdays every six weeks, carrying out practical countryside conservation tasks 10.30 am – 3.30 pm.   Volunteers are welcome to come and go as they please. Tea and coffee provided. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear.  Tasks are run by Aemelia Roe, Ranger, who can be contacted on 07917 456808.

Future date – Saturday 16th December

Tasks vary but will include scrub clearing, coppicing, pond clearance etc.

Or if you’d like to give our Corfe Castle countryside volunteer tasks a try, we have some drop-in sessions – dates below… 

 Come and help us care for the countryside around Corfe Castle, meet new people and get some fresh air and exercise.  Bournemouth National Trust Volunteers join our rangers one Sunday a month, and it’s a great opportunity for you to get involved too!

Meeting at 10am at Castle View car park, finishing approximately 3.30pm although tasks are usually within walking distance of the car park so you can leave when you wish. You will need to bring appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear, your own lunch and plenty to drink.  Mainly practical tasks around Corfe, like scrub clearance, fencing, etc., although the group will also be undertaking some surveying.

Upcoming dates:
15th October – tbc
19th November – hedge-laying
10th December – Christmas practical task and bonfire lunch
Contact; Rebecca Eddy, National Trust Ranger, West Purbeck (Corfe Common), Office 01929 452313/Mobile 07768 766702

NB All volunteer tasks: under 18’s and vulnerable adults must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or carer who is responsible for their care.