Practical Conservation Work Party: Andrew's Wood

Practical Conservation Work Party: Andrew's Wood

Heath lobelia survey at Andrew's Wood. Photo, Louise Treneman. 

The opportunity...

Come and help Devon Wildlife Trust at this ever expanding nature reserve on every second Thursday of every month!

Position details

  • Commitment: Thursday
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • Location: Andrew's wood, 5 miles north of Kingsbridge, Devon TQ7 4EA

Contact details

If new volunteers would like to be put in touch with another volunteer so that you know someone on your first task, contact Dawn Lenn, DWT Volunteers Officer, 01392 279244 or

Download the role description

Bluebells growing at Andrew's Wood nature reserve

Bluebells. Photo, Simon Williams

What the task involves

Throughout the year, at 10am on the second Thursday of every month, we undertake a range of tasks from scrub clearance to coppicing.

Skills and abilities

You don’t need to know much about conservation as trained staff and volunteers will be on hand to teach you the skills you need.  You are encouraged to work at your own pace, to take rests when you need them, and therefore you do not need to start with a high level of fitness.

Please wear suitable clothes (appropriate to weather, ones you don’t mind getting damaged) and footwear (stout – steel toe-capped boots are best, or wellies or walking boots).  Bring a drink and lunch if staying the day. You are welcome to come along and just “have a go”.

When and how often

Every second Thursday of the month at 10am. 

Meet near the village of Loddiswell, 8km north of Kingsbridge.