Lots of happy volunteers at Brede High Woods
Volunteers enjoy working at Brede High Woods
Our volunteers at Brede High Woods look forward to the last Sunday of each month as they meet up at the woods and spend time working together. At the end of each session, they can look around and see the difference they have made and give themselves a well-earned ‘pat on the back’.
Brede High Woods is near Battle, East Sussex and was purchased 10 years ago, following a successful local and national campaign. It is part of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has a rich history. Horses graze the site as part of its management.
The volunteers help Site Manager, Dave Bonsall with ongoing tasks such as ride management, coppicing and heathland restoration and this is helping to create a more diverse woodland which will benefit a wide range of wildlife. Woodland Working Group Leader, Martin Sims has been leading the volunteers since 2015 and a small regular group from The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) also meets for regular sessions, undertaking a range of tasks across the site.
Brede High Woods recently featured as one of the 20 ‘Best woods to visit’ in The Times weekend supplement so we would like to thank everyone who has helped us in the wood – it’s looking really nice and all your hard work has been noticed!