Work party & social events

Look at the Sussex map to see National Trust properties.

Click on the location for more information on the worksite.

Click on the person’s name to make an enquiry.

Please e-mail the contact BY 6PM THURSDAY prior to the task.



Sunday 3rd March

Monks House   View map:  Streetmap   Google Map

Spring tidy up of the garden.

Contact – Anne Flavill

Friday 15th March

The Pelham Arms, Lewes  View map:  Streetmap   Google Map

8pm, pub meal

Anne Flavill

Sunday 24th March

Selsfield Common   View map:  Streetmap   Google Map

Thinning of silver birch.

Contact – Trudie & Brian Jacobs

Sunday 31st March

Cissbury Ring   View map:  Streetmap    Google Map

Cutting sycamore.

Contact – Trudie & Brian Jacobs

Sunday 7th April

Shoreham Fort  View map:  Streetmap   Google Map

1.30pm, join us for a guided tour of Shoreham Fort a 19th century fort built to ward off the French.  It was also used as a film studio.  The tour will begin at 2pm.

Melanie Holliker

Wednesday 10th April 

Annual General Meeting

Age Concern, Hassocks  View map:  Streetmap   Google Map

Contact us

Saturday 13th April

Lewes  View map:  Streetmap   Google Map

Walk & pub lunch with former members Steve & Julie.

Contact – Annabel Beacham

Sunday 14th April

Nymans   View map:  Streetmap   Google Map

clearing skunk cabbage.

Contact – Melanie & Barney Holliker

Friday 26th April

Location tba  View map:  Streetmap   Google Map

8pm, pub meal

Brian & Trudie Jacobs

Sunday 12th May – CANCELLED

Sheffield Park Garden   View map:  Streetmap   Google Map

forest work – third stage thinning, crown lifting.

Contact – Janice Wilson

We regret that due to staff sickness this workparty has been cancelled.

Friday 17th May

Barley Mow, Selmeston  View map:  Streetmap   Google Map

7pm, walk & 8pm, pub meal

Annabel Beacham

Sunday 19th May

Wych Cross   View map:  Streetmap   Google Map

Woodland maintenance.

Contact – Annabel Beacham

Saturday 8th June

Knepp Castle Estate  View map:  Streetmap   Google Map

A repeat walk around the Knepp Castle Estate as requested after our visit last autumn.  We’ll be taking a different route around the estate to see the Longhorn cattle, deer and wild pigs.  The walk will be in the afternoon and we’ll eat at the Countryman Inn , Shipley either before or after.  

Melanie Holliker

Sunday 9th June

Litlington   View map:  Streetmap   Google Map

tidy up of white horse.

Contact – David Stevenson

Sunday 16th June

Sheffield Park Garden   View map:  Streetmap   Google Map

removing small-leaved balsam.

Contact – Mike Hill

Friday 21st June

Findon  View map:  Streetmap   Google Map

7pm walk & 8pm, pub meal

Steve Pickford

Sunday 7th July

Cissbury Ring   View map:  Streetmap    Google Map

Ragwort pull.

Contact – Annabel Beacham

Friday 19th July

Jack and Jill PH, Clayton  View map:  Streetmap   Google Map

7pm, walk & 8pm, pub meal

Annabel Beacham

Sunday 21st July

Woolbeding  View map:  Streetmap    Google Map

Invasive species removal (Balsam or Ragwort depending on conditions).

Contact – Brian & Trudie Jacobs

Sunday 28th July

Chairman’s BBQ

You’re invited to the Chairman’s BBQ, come along from 12noon onwards in Billingshurst.

Please bring your own meat/fish/veggie option and drinks, salads etc will be provided.

Contact Barney by Tuesday 23 July if you’d like to come by email

Sunday 4th August

Standen   View map:  Streetmap   Google Map

Bracken pulling in the morning followed by a BBQ lunch and estate walk.

Contact – David Stevenson

Friday 16th August

Lewes  View map:  Streetmap   Google Map

8pm, pub meal

Anne Flavill

Sunday 18th August

Visit to Scotney Castle, Lamberhurst, Kent   View map:  Streetmap   Google Map

Scotney Castle is an English country house with formal gardens south-east of Lamberhurst in the valley of the River Bewl.  The gardens, which are a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a celebrated example of the Picturesque style, there are also some lovely walks around the estate. This is a great opportunity to whisk out your Volunteer card, either for entry use and or getting your discount on tea and cake!  If you fancy joining for a day out in the lovely Kent countryside, please contact Anne for more details.

Sunday 1st September

Nymans   View map:  Streetmap   Google Map

ride widening or clearance around ghylls/ponds.

Contact – Melanie & Barney Holliker

Saturday 7th September

Sussex Prairie Gardens and afternoon tea, Henfield  View map:  Streetmap   Google Map

Melanie is organising a trip to the Sussex Prairie Gardens in Henfield on Saturday 7 September. We’ll be meeting at 2pm to walk around these stunning and unusual gardens and round off the visit with Afternoon Tea. Two for one offers are available via their website, so to see if you have any of the qualifying cards/memberships. (we will be visiting the day before the National Gardens Scheme opening).

Please let Melanie know if you’d like to attend by Thursday 5 September by email

Sunday 15th September

Birling Gap   View map:  Streetmap   Google Map

task – TBC.

Contact – Janice Wilson

Friday 20th September

The Ram PH, Firle  View map:  Streetmap   Google Map

7pm, walk & 8pm, pub meal

David Stevenson

Sunday 29th September

Highdown   View map:  Streetmap    Google Map

the scrub bashing season begins.

Contact – Steve Pickford

Sunday 13th October

Selsfield Common   View map:  Streetmap   Google Map

Silver Birch removal.

Contact – Trudie & Brian Jacobs

Friday 18th October

The White Hart, Henfield  View map:  Streetmap   Google Map

8pm, pub meal

Barney Holliker

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