Task Calendar


Please wear old clothes, strong shoes, work boots or wellies, waterproofs may also be useful in bad 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.

Don’t forget to read Normans Blog for write ups of our recent tasks. Also see our BCV Scrapbook page covering some of the tasks from the 1990s, 2000s and 2010s,

Summer Tasks 2021

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 objects, hilly or muddy terrain.

Sunday 1st August – Rock Hall, Moses Gate Country Park, Bolton
Task: Wildflower Maintenance
Difficulty: Easy to Medium

A change from our 2 week schedule as this was planned a few weeks ago. Working with Banana Enterprises’ Saving Rock Hall project and the Heritage Lottery Fund on the flower beds outside of the Rock Hall. Bloomin’ brilliant. See previous work at Rock Hall here

Find it at:
Find it at: Post Code BL3 7QS
What Three Words duck.coats.limp

Rick will be picking up from outside the Sweet Green Tavern, Crook Street, Bolton BL3 6DD, at 9:45am, contact Tom/Rick you need a lift. Face masks must be worn while in the vehicle.

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

Sunday 8th August – Firwood Fold, Bolton
Task: Path and Pond Work
Difficulty: Easy to Medium

Back to Sam Crompton’s birthplace to continue the work started before the first lockdown.
See the previous Firwood task here.

Find it at
Post Code BL2 3AG
What Three Words muddy.vanish.gather

Rick will be picking up from outside the Sweet Green Tavern, Crook Street, Bolton BL3 6DD, at 9:45am, contact Tom/Rick you need a lift. Face masks must be worn while in the vehicle.

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

Wednesday 11th August 2021 – Zoom Meeting
Our monthly indoor Zoom meeting live from the comfort of your own home.

Sunday 22nd August – The Barlow, Edgworth
Task: Pond Preparation
Difficulty: Hard

Clearing the bottom corner of the woods ready for the new pond.
See the previous Barlow task here.

Find it at
Post Code BL7 0AP
What Three Words weds.mirroring.rotation

Rick will be picking up from outside the Sweet Green Tavern, Crook Street, Bolton BL3 6DD, at 9:45am, contact Tom/Rick you need a lift. Face masks must be worn while in the vehicle.

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

Sunday 5th September – Longsight Park, Bolton
Task: Path Restoration
Difficulty: Hard

The first of 2 visits to sort out the park’s muddy paths.

Find it at
Post Code BL2 3JT (The car park on Longsight Lane North, near Harwood Youth Centre)
What Three Words nature.become.banana

Rick will be picking up from outside the Sweet Green Tavern, Crook Street, Bolton BL3 6DD, at 9:45am, contact Tom/Rick you need a lift. Face masks must be worn while in the vehicle.

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

Sunday 19th September – Longsight Park, Bolton
Task: Path Restoration
Difficulty: Hard

The second of 2 visits to sort out the park’s muddy paths.

Find it at
Post Code BL2 3JT (The car park on Longsight Lane North, near Harwood Youth Centre)
What Three Words nature.become.banana

Rick will be picking up from outside the Sweet Green Tavern, Crook Street, Bolton BL3 6DD, at 9:45am, contact Tom/Rick you need a lift. Face masks must be worn while in the vehicle.

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

Sunday 3rd October – Ousels Nest Quarry LNR, Bromley Cross.
Task: Meadow Clearance
Difficulty: Medium to Hard

Want to mow a meadow? As the Quarry’s meadow winds down we need to remove all of the arisings to reduce the build up of nutrients in the soil and to shake out seeds for next year.
See last year’s Ousel’s Nest meadow task here.

Find it at
Post Code BL7 9AW
What Three Words when.sober.lined

Rick will be picking up from outside the Sweet Green Tavern, Crook Street, Bolton BL3 6DD, at 9:45am, contact Tom/Rick you need a lift. Face masks must be worn while in the vehicle.

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

Wednesday 13th October 2021 – Zoom Meeting
Our monthly indoor Zoom meeting live from the comfort of your own home.

Sunday 17th October – Doffcocker Lodge LNR, Bolton
Task: Island Work and Willow Harvest
Difficulty: Hard

This has nothing to do with Lord Summerisle and no wicker men are being built (unless Francis insists). No, this is is our annual tern island habitat tidy up and willow coppice , all in one package. The willow stems harvested will be used for hurdle making and other things…
See last year’s Doffcocker willow coppice here.

Find it at
Post Code BL1 5QD
What Three Words windy.lake.loved

Rick will be picking up from outside the Sweet Green Tavern, Crook Street, Bolton BL3 6DD, at 9:45am, contact Tom/Rick you need a lift. Face masks must be worn while in the vehicle.

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

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