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New Year Walk!

It’s holiday time so you are invited to walk with CCV in some of the country’s most stunning scenery.

The walk is on Saturday 29th December and will start from Dinas Powys train Station and we will meet you on the platform at 10:07am.

For those of you driving – you can park on the Sunny croft estate CF64 4TX – plenty of room neighbours don’t like you parking outside their houses so best park on the main drag

We can also arrange pick up in the minibus outside Forest Farm Country Park, Whitchurch at 8:30am or Cardiff museum at 9am – Please let us know which you would prefer!

The itinerary for the day is:

– 10am- meet Dinas Powys train station 29th December.

– 10:15 – Walk the salmon leaps http://www.visitthevale.com/en/Be-Inspired/Walking/Vale-Trails/Salmon-Leaps-Walk.aspx. And other places.

– 4pm Finish

– Up the pub to eat ( also a fish and chip shop should be open for those who want to dine al fresco.)

– Same rules of the day as a task day – wear suitable outdoor clothing!

– Very welcome to bring your own food

– Please contact the Facebook page for more information on how to book!

Hope to see you there!

Christmas Half Day Task

Come and join CCV on Sunday 16th December for a pleasant morning of gentle coppicing or clearance work followed by a feast. If we are lucky and weather permits; we’ll have a bonfire. We work for the morning and then at lunch everyone puts a food contribution on the table and we all tuck in. Alcohol permitted.

*****You can join us by ringing/texting 07450700214*****

(RSVP-ing on meetup doesn’t guarantee a space on our bus unless you ring/text that number first!!)

Meet us at the usual place outside the Cardiff Museum at 9:00am on Sunday morning or please arrange with the leader beforehand if you would prefer to meet us at Forest Farm, Whitchurch. As it’s our Christmas half day task we usually finish work around 12:30pm to have lunch.

Tina Giblett is leading the Christmas task. If you would like to join us, you can message the Meet Up Page, Facebook Page or email ccv@live.co.uk.

If you are already a member you can access the programme through our website and find out more information about who we are and what we do:

What to do and bring:

• Book with the relevant leader – Seats on the minibus are limited

• No experience necessary – All training is provided

• Outside Cardiff Museum at 9am or outside the warden centre at Forest Farm in Whitchurch.

• It is possible to use your own transport and meet on site if easier but please confirm with the leader first

• Wear suitable outdoor clothing, sturdy boots and/or waterproofs

• Please bring a food contribution to the buffet!

Hope to see you soon!

Residential Weekend Away

Join us for a weekend at Mill Farm in Monmouthshire 7th-9th December 2018, which will be full of hedge laying, food, drinking and socialising, what more could you want!? We’ll have a bonfire depending on the weather!

Meet us 7:00pm on Friday evening – PLEASE arrange with the leader beforehand to discuss meeting points.

NOTE! Spaces are limited on this trip so you will need to contact the leader in advance so we can make sure there’s enough space.
Ian Gibblet is leading the weekend trip and he is taking bookings now. You book by emailing ccv@live.co.uk.
Not all of our members are on Meet Up so PLEASE only RSVP if you are certain you can attend and let the leader know if you cannot make it for whatever reason as seats on the bus are limited and you would be denying another volunteer from coming out on task!

What you will need to do:

• Spaces on the minibus are limited so please RSVP by contacting Ian before you turn up. If you are new to the group, please join by clicking the ‘join us’ tab on the website.

What you will need:

• A sleeping bag, a ground mat or airbed, a pillow, nightwear and toiletries are essential. There are beds available but sleeping arrangements are discussed at the location.
• Money – You will need to cover the cost of the food that will be prepared. This will include Breakfast, lunch and dinner and usually costs £10-15 for the weekend. You will also need spending money as we usually head to the pub Saturday night. This will be discussed when booking a place.
• Suitable warm clothing that you are not afraid to get muddy and sturdy footwear.
• Vegan, vegetarian and other dietary requirements are catered for but please remember to let the leader know in advance!
• No experience necessary!

Friday – Meet at 7pm. Drive to Mill Farm and sleeping arrangements are discussed at location. Unpack and relax for the rest of the evening. (Dinner will not be included this evening but snacks will be prepared)

Saturday – Wake up at 8am for breakfast and ready to start work at 9am. We’ll stop for lunch around 12:30pm. Continue working until 4pm. Back to the accommodation for dinner and get ready for the pub in the evening (Completely optional)

Sunday – Wake up at 8am for breakfast and ready to start work at 9am. We’ll stop for lunch at 12:30pm. Continue work until 4pm. We’ll pack up the tools and pack our things away. We will all help to clean the accommodation before leaving. We will drive back to the Cardiff to drop the tools off before driving back to the Museum. We can’t guarantee a definite time but we hope to drop volunteers off between 7-8pm.

Hope to see you soon!

Penhow Woods

Join CCV on Sunday 2nd December to help with finishing off the coppicing at Penhow Woods (Coppicing is a form of woodland management that involves cutting down trees, leaving a stump about one foot high which allows new shoots to grow from the stump. This extends the life of the coppiced trees indefinitely) Ben Isaac will be leading the task.
*****You can join us by ringing/texting 07450700214*****

NOTE! Do phone the leader or email in advance so we can make sure there’s enough space.

PLEASE only RSVP if you are certain you can attend and let the leader know if you cannot make it for whatever reason as seats on the bus are limited and you would be denying another volunteer from coming out on task!

If you are already a member you can access the programme through our website and find out more information about who we are and what we do:

What to do and bring:

• Book with the relevant leader – Seats on the minibus are limited

• No experience necessary – All training is provided

• Outside Cardiff Museum at 9am or outside the warden centre at Forest Farm in Whitchurch at 8:30am

• It is possible to use your own transport and meet on site if easier but please confirm with the leader first

• Wear suitable outdoor clothing, sturdy boots and/or waterproofs

• Bring a packed lunch – We will provide the hot drinks and biscuits.

Hope to see you soon!

Please be aware that plans are subject to change at the discretion of the client.

Abergavenny

Hedge laying season is here! Join CCV on Sunday 25th November and learn the ancient art of hedge laying on a beautiful farm in Abergavenny! Rob Bronsdon will be leading the task.
*****You can join us by ringing/texting 07450700214*****

PLEASE NOTE! We will be leaving earlier than usual due to the location! 8:30am at Cardiff Museum and 8am at Forest Farm Nature Reserve!

NOTE! Do phone the leader or email in advance so we can make sure there’s enough space.

PLEASE only RSVP if you are certain you can attend and let the leader know if you cannot make it for whatever reason as seats on the bus are limited and you would be denying another volunteer from coming out on task!

If you are already a member you can access the programme through our website and find out more information about who we are and what we do:

What to do and bring:

• Book with the relevant leader – Seats on the minibus are limited

• No experience necessary – All training is provided

• Outside Cardiff Museum at 8:30am or outside the warden centre at Forest Farm in Whitchurch at 8:00am

• It is possible to use your own transport and meet on site if easier but please confirm with the leader first

• Wear suitable outdoor clothing, sturdy boots and/or waterproofs

• Bring a packed lunch – We will provide the hot drinks and biscuits.

Hope to see you soon!

Please be aware that plans are subject to change at the discretion of the client.

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