GET INVOLVED

We have a schedule of events for the year ahead. Join us on one of our practical days which offer the chance to learn new skills and get your hands dirty doing conservation tasks. Come and learn more about species in the park on our wildlife walks or become part of the Friends Committee which meets to discuss the functioning of the group.

FoSNCP hold a practical workday on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month to undertake conservation projects within the park.

At present we’re meeting at the council compound – the locked gates right by the tramline, on the vehicle access road at 10 AM. We usually finish around midday and enjoy a hot drink & biscuits.

Training and tools are provided. Please wear clothes suitable for outdoor activity and the weather, bring your own gloves if you have them.

We recommend sturdy footwear. Activities are subject to change at short notice.

If you would like to register to join us, please contact us by email – friendsofsncp@gmail.com. We can then let you know if we can offer you a space on a Saturday morning.

WORKDAYS 2022

For previous years – see the archive!

January 8th 2022

Our first workday of 2022 turned out to be a wet one! However twelve volunteers turned up and as we’re often told “There’s nothing wrong with the weather, provided you’re wearing the right clothing.”

So we were all dressed up in wellies and waterproofs to tackle our task which was to cut back the bramble and scrub around the copse of trees near to the compound. Every Spring this area is covered in primroses so unless we keep the brambles cut back, the primroses won’t be visible. Try to check out this area in April for a wonderful display!

We were careful to protect the small beech trees that had begun to grow in the area and were not surprised to find litter amongst the brambles. We collected a big bag full. After two hours we had worked our way back to the fence line and we’re looking forward to a gorgeous display of primroses in a few months time.