Land management

Volunteers play a vital role in the management of our green spaces which encompass some 1,200 acres of woodland, wetland and farmland around Little Wittenham along with five community reserves in Wallingford, Abingdon and Didcot.

You don’t need any prior knowledge or experience to join a land management group – beginners are very welcome.

We are out weekdays on Thursdays and Fridays, and every second Saturday, whatever the weather!

You don’t need to attend every session, just let us know when you are free. We provide a full briefing at the start of each session and our friendly groups will help you get started.

Land volunteers help us to:

  • Create and manage wildlife habitats using a range of techniques and activities
  • Carry out seasonal tasks, for instance in spring/summer grassland management, in autumn/winter – coppicing and scrub clearance
  • Provide and improve access, through step building, path management and fencing

These groups can be physically demanding but there are always a variety of tasks that are offered.

We provide all necessary health and safety equipment.

Volunteers at Thrupp Lakescything M Towndrow 27 Sept 23

More information:

Take a look at the weekday volunteer recruitment pack for details on what’s involved:

Land Management Weekdays

We offer weekend land volunteering on every second Saturday of the month at Wallingford Castle Meadows from 10am-1pm.  Take a look at the weekend pack to find out more:

Land Management Weekends