Task Calendar


Please wear old season appropriate clothes, strong shoes, work boots or wellies, waterproofs are also be useful in changeable weather. Also, please bring a packed lunch and something to drink. Transport can be provided if needed. Unsure how to join in? Visit our Joining Tasks page. For more information on any task contact Tom or Rick or use the Contact Form.

Spring Tasks 2024

Read about our recent tasks here also see the Wild Things Page

Want to contribute but can’t get out on task? You can always leave a donation at our crowd funding page hosted by Aviva. Follow this link to find out more.

Rough Guide to Task Difficulty
Easy: Light work such as pruning, planting, weeding, not much walking, mostly flat terrain.
Medium: Digging, sawing branches, some wheel barrowing, could be working on hillsides or uneven terrain.
Hard: Heavy digging, tree felling, barrowing heavy materials, could be hilly or muddy terrain.

Sunday 16th June 2024 – Lower Rivington Reservoir, Grimeford Village PR6 0HS
Task: Dry stone walling. New to walling? it’s like Tetris but not as fiddly. Meet at Luciano’s at the Millstone.
Difficulty: Medium/Hard
Find the Site: What3words link – abacus.hedgehog.safest

If you need a lift please call Tom. Meet at the Sweet Green Tavern (what3words location points.become.merit). We will be setting off from here at 9:45am so make sure you arrive before than. Task starts at the site at 10:00 am. See top of the page for general info on what to wear or bring.

If you have Covid symptoms, or had a positive test, please do not attend.

Sunday 30th June 2024 – Dunscar Woods, car park at Dunscar Business Park, BL7 9PQ
Task: Balsam bashing: Can’t keep good balsam down, unfortunately. more fun eradicating our favourite invasive. See here for more info.
Difficulty: Easy
Find the Site: What3words link – exam.swift.seated

NOTE: Please be aware that the IRON MAN 2024 events are taking place in and around Bolton today and some routes may be closed at different times of the day. More details of road closures at this link.

If you need a lift please call Tom. Meet at the Sweet Green Tavern (what3words location points.become.merit). We will be setting off from here at 9:45am so make sure you arrive before than. Task starts at the site at 10:00 am. See top of the page for general info on what to wear or bring.

If you have Covid symptoms, or had a positive test, please do not attend.

Summer Tasks 2024

Wednesday 10th July 2024 – Indoor Meeting
This will be an Extraordinary General Meeting to discuss key issues concerning BCV following Rick’s passing. Details to follow.

Join our hybrid meeting either by Zoom or meeting at the Sweet Green Tavern, Bolton at 7:30 pm. what3words location for pub is awards.divisions.moods

If you have Covid symptoms, or had a positive test, please do not attend at the pub.

Thursday 11th July 2024 – Lower Rivington Reservoir, PR6 0HS
Task: ry Stone Walling. Meet at Luciano’s at the Millstone, Bolton Road, Grimford Village, Chorley.
Difficulty: Medium to hard
Find the Site: What3words link – abacus.hedgehog.safest

At the moment there is no collection from the Sweet Green, please make your own way to the site. Start time at the site 10:00 am

If you have Covid symptoms, or had a positive test, please do not attend.

Sunday 14th July- Doffcocker Lodge LNR, Doffcocker Brow, Bolton BL1 5QD
Task: Path and pond work. A mix of jobs on land and water. Meet at the car park
Difficulty: Easy
Find the Site: What3words link – windy.lake.loved

If you need a lift please call Tom. Meet at the Sweet Green Tavern (what3words location points.become.merit). We will be setting off from here at 9:45am so make sure you arrive before than. Task starts at the site at 10:00 am. See top of the page for general info on what to wear or bring.

If you have Covid symptoms, or had a positive test, please do not attend.

Saturday/Sunday 27/28th July 2024 – Anderton Centre, New Road, Chorley PR6 9HG
Task: Residential Weekend. The summer resi is here again, (click this link to see the last resi) this year we’ll be drystone walling and bashing balsam. Limited placed so book early. Alternatively just do one of the days, Saturday is usually best as on Sunday we tend to finish at lunch time. Contact Rick or Tom for a place, rooms and bedding provided but you’ll need to bring duvet and pillow covers, task clothes, normal clothes, waterproofs, wellies/boots. Those staying over night for Saturday’s task will need to be on site on Friday Evening. More information closer to time.
Difficulty: Easy to Medium
Find the Site: What3words link – compacts.saloons.frogs

No pick ups from the Sweet Green Tavern for this task. If in need of a lift please contact Tom. Offers of car sharing from drivers would be appreciated.

If you have Covid symptoms, or had a positive test, please do not attend.

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