This nature reserve comprises chalk grassland within the Kent Downs AONB and has rolling views across Dover. Rare plants and animals make it their home. Volunteer tasks mostly include clearing the main grassy bank and hill top ridgeway of invasive scrub to maintain the high quality of the chalk grassland. We will build a bonfire and bake potatoes.
Need to know
SCRUB CLEARING, WHINLESS DOWN, DOVER
10:00am to 15:00pm on the following dates:
19th November, 17th December 2019, 21 January, 18th February, 17th and 29th March 2020.
LEADER: Matt Weiss, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (07880 706993). MEET: Noah’s Ark Road (near Dover Grammar School for Boys), Dover (or you can walk up to meet us from Elms Vale side).
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING WITH YOU Bring plenty to drink and lunch if you intend to stay all day. We usually provide water, squash, tea and biscuits. We provide an experienced leader, training and supervision, tools and gloves, but please bring your own gear if you prefer.
WHAT YOU SHOULD WEAR • Sturdy boots or safety shoes (not trainers) with good grip and thick soles • Old clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty or torn • Long sleeved shirts and trousers to protect your limbs • Waterproofs/ wellies if rain forecast