Stone Farm Rocks woodland management work days 14th and 15th March

Location of event : Stone Farm Rocks, West Hoathly Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 4NN [View in google maps]

The BMC is seeking volunteers to help with clearance work at the BMC-owned and managed Stone Farm Rocks on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th March 2020.

As part of the BMC’s Stone Farm Rocks Management Plan (agreed by Natural England) a number of trees are being felled on 28th February. Harrison’s Rocks Management Group (HRMG) have asked for help with the clearance of arisings, building revetments, blocking off unwanted footpaths and associated work. Consequently, there is plenty to be done and a good turnout would be very much appreciated.

When and Where?
Meet at the main entrance to the Rocks, below the Inaccessible Boulder at 09:30 on each day where there will be a full briefing explaining what work is to be done, where the work is and giving a full safety briefing. The last part is important and particularly so for those who may join later. If that applies to you, please find the person in charge before starting any work.

Find more information about Stone Farm Rocks on the BMC Regional Access Database (RAD)

Parking and Car Share
As many of you will know parking spaces are very limited and the best overflow parking area is in Legsheath Lane just south of the bridge below the Rocks – see the attached map, which also shows the approach to the Rocks from there. 

What to bring
As in the past, if you have a bowsaw, loppers or pruners etc. please bring them along but there is plenty of work to be done that doesn’t require tools.

Please wear old clothes and boots, gardening gloves and waterproofs if it’s wet. 
Please don’t wear your best ‘Arc’teryx’ gear! 😊

Bring a packed lunch and a drink.

First Aid and Medical Conditions
We will have a qualified first aider on site both days but if you have first aid qualifications, please let the day’s event co-ordinator know.

If you have a medical condition that we should know of, please inform the Event Co-ordinator or the first aider before starting work.

Further Information and Confirmation of Attendance
Please email [email protected] if you have any questions and to let us know if you are able to come on one or both days. 


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