Essex Wildlife Trust

The Uttlesford Local Group of Essex Wildlife Trust runs a mobile Work Party that moves around the reserves as needed, carrying out the seasonal work that is needed to keep the reserves in good condition for wildlife.

Local Group Work Party

Suspension of Work Party events
In response to the current corona virus situation, and advice from Government, Essex Wildlife Trust has suspended all Work Party meetings for the time being. We will review the situation as it develops, and hope that some level of conservation work can be carried out as soon as possible.
An active local workparty. copyright : Robert Bartlett

An active local workparty. © Robert Bartlett

The Local Group runs events on its reserves throughout the year, on Tuesday and Thursday mornings and some Sunday mornings, which start at 9.30 a.m. and finish around lunchtime. You do not have to be a member of the Essex Wildlife Trust to come along to these events.

Details of work parties are posted here first as a list and then in calendar format.
NOTE; (see the ‘Places to Visit’ page for details of the locations)

If no event is shown for a specific date that means that no event is being held.

Calendar of Events

Here are the same events in calendar format; hover over an event for more details.

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Note that locations may change at short notice, check the website before you go, or phone the numbers below.

New volunteers are always welcome, just bring yourself and something to drink and eat, and wear clothes and shoes that can afford to get muddy.

Further details from Michael Rowley 01799 550378 or Paul Salvidge 01279 814153


This Essex Wildlife Trust reserve also has its own work party that meets on Sunday mornings through the Autumn and Winter to continue the coppice management which has been going on here since 1972. This regular cutting programme greatly increases the variety of habitats within the wood, and benefits a number of species, including the Oxlip, which this wood is noted for in particular.

The dates for Autumn 2019 / Winter 2019/20 are;

September 8th and 22nd;
October 13th and 27th;
November 10th and 24th;
December 8th;

January; 12th and 26th;
February; 9th and 23rd;
March; 8th

Following events cancelled:

March 22nd;
April;12th, and 26th;

Times are from 9.30 a.m. to around 12.00 noon. Contact for further information.