2018 National Trust Purbeck Events

Please see below reminder of the details of the latest Purbeck ‘drop in’ group meetings, no need to book!

 ‘Meet the Ranger’ task on Saturday 14 July 10.30 am – 3.30 pm, but drop in as you wish!

Task: Ragwort Pulling. We will be pulling ragwort both by hand and with the aid of hand tools.  To reduce the spread of this plant which is toxic to livestock uunder the Weeds Act 1959 and The Ragwort Control Act 2003 (England and Wales only), the occupier of the land is responsible for controlling and removing ragwort and preventing its spread to neighbouring land.  Ragwort is not usually a problem in gardens, but its poisonous qualities can make it a serious weed of paddocks and fields grazed by horses or cattle.  Please come dressed for the weather including hats and sun cream if it’s sunny.  Gloves and tools are provided.

Site: We are working close to the top of Middlebere Farm track on the edge of Slepe Road which can be reached via the Norden roundabout on the A351 or from the Arne road from Stoborough.  There is roadside parking available at Grid Ref: SY 964 854.

Please park on Slepe Road laybys, not blocking access to the Middlebere Farm track or any gates, thank you.

Future dates:

25th August
6th October
17th November
29th December

Aemelia Roe, Ranger, National Trust, Purbeck
07917 456808

Do you have a favourite spot on the Purbeck coast? Why not become a Purbeck COASTodian

The COASTodian initiative, spearheaded at National Trust properties around the Welsh coast, is a simple and rewarding way to play a part in the care of our coastline. How you help and how often is up to you: You could help our beach rangers; monitor coastal change; or record the wildlife you see on your favourite walk. You could become an ambassador for your local patch and inspire others to care for the coast.

The group will be meeting at 10.30 am on the third Sunday of every month.

Dates for 2018 are as follows:

•15th July
•19th August
•16th September
•21st October
•18th November
•16th December

Please meet us outside the Discovery Centre at Knoll Beach, Studland to help clear litter from the beach, followed by another coastal activity. The day usually finishes around 3.30 pm. You don’t have to stay for the whole session, but if you do then please bring some lunch with you.

If you’d like to receive email updates about COASTodian events please follow the blog on the following link https://ntpurbeckcoast.wordpress.com/coastodians.  For more details ring 01929 450500 or email kevin.rideout@nationaltrust.org.uk.

Or if you’d like to give our Corfe Castle countryside volunteer tasks a try, 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!  Have a look at the BNTV website www.bournemouth-ntv.org.uk.

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.

Contact; Rebecca Eddy, National Trust Ranger, West Purbeck (Corfe Common), Office 01929 452313/Mobile 07768 766702

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

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the National Trust.

Best wishes

Rachel Rodman
Volunteer Officer, Purbeck
Currendon Farm
Currendon Hill
Dorset BH19 3AA
01929 452306