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Hands-on Volunteering on Leith Hill

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Wednesday, 7 October, 2015
9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Leith Hill Bonfire

The Surrey Hills Society have been invited to take part in a volunteer group carrying out scrub clearance in the area close to Leith Hill Tower.  But this isn’t just any old working party!  This year marks the 250th anniversary of the construction of Leith Hill Tower and as part of the celebrations, for this year only, the Coldharbour bonfire night activities have been moved to the top of Leith Hill.  Our scrub clearance is a key part of the preparation for this event – with our cleared material becoming part of the bonfire to be built there.

Throughout 2015, the Society has had Leith Hill as a theme.  We collected and donated money towards the proposed water trough and drinking fountain, had a fascinating talk by Sam Bayley (the Lead Ranger for Leith Hill) and followed it in the summer by a brilliant walk around the Dukes Warren section of Leith Hill.  This volunteer day makes a fitting climax to our theme for 2015.  Why not be part of it!

The Society’s members and friends will be working alongside National Trust volunteers and any necessary equipment and training will be provided.  The normal work period would be 9.30am to 3pm but just let us know if you can’t get there as early or 9.30am or if you will need to leave before the end.  We are sure that your needs can be accommodated.

We would recommend stout footwear and suitable clothing for doing rough work outdoors in October.  Tough gardening gloves are strongly recommended.  Any additional requirements will be sent to you along with your confirmation of booking.

There is no charge for this event, however, booking is essential so that we know who is intending to take part.

We have not yet been informed of the exact parking / start location but details will be sent with your booking confirmation.

 If you would like to join us, please contact us at info@surreyhillssociety.org or on mobile 07530-949302 before 6pm on 2nd October 2015.