Author Archives: Sam Pettman

Charcoal Burning Demonstration

Thursday 9th July at 10am.  Meet at the railway underpass off of Hazelmere Road, Petts Wood.  A short walk in to the woods for a practical demonstration of charcoal production, returning to the underpass at around 11.30am. Bags of barbecue … Continue reading

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Wrotham Water Farm

We’ve started work with the volunteer team at Wrotham Water.  If you’ve read previous posts you’ll know that we’re undertaking scrub clearance on our precious chalk grassland.  Although the major clearance was completed by contractors a couple of years ago, … Continue reading

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Fire

At the weekend we suffered our first moderately serious woodland fire of the year.  We’d previously had a couple of small camp fires that had left some heat in the ground, but Saturday’s fire threatened to get out of hand … Continue reading

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New Fence at Coldrum Long Barrow

Our previous posts have shown some coppicing work at One Tree Hill and peeling of sweet chestnut posts and rails.  This week has seen the culmination of all this hard work, with the replacement of the fence at Coldrum – … Continue reading

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Footpath Improvements

With the help of our Tuesday volunteer team we’ve completed the first day of path improvements this year.  We started out with a particularly boggy patch in Pond Wood, next to the sluice.  Although the paths in Pond Wood can … Continue reading

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New Signs and Leaflet

After much planning and work, our new information panels and vistor leaflet are here.  We have two new panels, replacing the existing four.  One is located in Petts Wood at the railway underpass, the other at Hawkwood on Botany Bay Lane.  We have … Continue reading

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Sweet Chestnut Peeling

Here are some photos of our Tuesday volunteer team peeling sweet chestnut fencing material.  These are the posts and rails that we cut from One Tree Hill, destined to be the new fence surrounding our ancient monument site Coldrum Long … Continue reading

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