The BCV's calendar for the coming months

Tasks and How to Join In

The meeting point for all tasks and indoor meetings are stated on the task calendar below. tasks are every other sunday; indoor meetings are on the second wednesday of each month, see task list below.

Remember there are no joining fees, to get involved just turn up on the day or for more information contact us via our contact form

Please wear old clothes, strong shoes, work boots or wellies, waterproofs may also be useful. tea and coffee is provided but you will need to bring a packed lunch. transport is also available for those who do not have their own.

Families are welcome but children under 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, 14-16 year olds require parents permission. Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme participants seeking volunteer opportunities are welcome, contact Rick for availability of place.
 

If you are making your own way to the site please check with task co-ordinator Rick Parker on task day for last minute changes on 07908 084709.

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JUNE


Sunday 17th June
Location: Rivington
Task: Dry stone walling practice in preparation for our up-coming competition.
Meet: 9:45-10:00am, outside The Sweet Green Tavern, Crook Street, Bolton BL3 6DD



JULY

See the BCV Rambles page for details of this month's walk

Sunday 1st July

Location: Entwistle and Delph Reservoirs
Task: Everybody's favourite summer pastime, balsam bashing.
Meet: 9:45-10:00am, outside The Sweet Green Tavern, Crook Street, Bolton BL3 6D


Wednesday 11th July
Indoor Meeting: Thought of something interesting for BCV, bring it to our monthly indoor meeting.
Meet: 8:00pm inside The Sweet Green Tavern, Crook Street, Bolton BL3 6DD


Sunday 15th July
Location: A Secret Location in North Bolton
Task: Our annual dry stone walling competition. Who will win the Fabled Stone Boot of Bolton? Who will rock and who will roll? Let the Game of Stones begin. There's still plenty to do even if you're not competing, so come along and enjoy the day.
Meet: 9:45-10:00am, outside The Sweet Green Tavern, Crook Street, Bolton BL3 6DD


Sunday 29th July
Location: Moses Gate Country Park
Task: Continuing the work on our wildlife area/outdoor classroom we began last month.
Meet: 9:45-10:00am, outside The Sweet Green Tavern, Crook Street, Bolton BL3 6DD



 
AUGUST

 

Wednesday 8th August
Indoor Meeting: What's new? What's old? What's what? Our indoor meeting will find out.
Meet: 8:00pm inside The Sweet Green Tavern, Crook Street, Bolton BL3 6DD


Sunday 12th August
Location: Rumworth Lodge LNR
Task: Our annual tidy up of the Rumworth islands for common tern and wading birds.
Meet: 9:45-10:00am, outside The Sweet Green Tavern, Crook Street, Bolton BL3 6DD


Sunday 26th August
Location: TBC
Task: Dry stone walling with the Woodland Trust.
Meet: 9:45-10:00am, outside The Sweet Green Tavern, Crook Street, Bolton BL3 6DD

 


SEPTEMBER

Sunday 9th September

Location: Doffcocker Lodge LNR
Task: Erosion control on the big island.
Meet: 9:45-10:00am, outside The Sweet Green Tavern, Crook Street, Bolton BL3 6DD


Wednesday 12th September
Indoor Meeting: Last minute prep for our first Bolton Wild Fest event at Moses Gate
Meet: 8:00pm inside The Sweet Green Tavern, Crook Street, Bolton BL3 6DD


Sunday 23rd September
Location: Moses Gate Country Park
Task: We kick off the very first Bolton Wild Fest at Moses Gate CP.The event brings together many of Bolton's conservation groups to highlight their work to the general public. There will be pond dipping, hurdle making, dog training sessions, bird watching and other fun stuff for families and individuals to get involved with.
Meet: 9:45-10:00am, outside The Sweet Green Tavern, Crook Street, Bolton BL3 6DD