Bowerwood Work Days


Next dates: 10th April, 21st May, 25th June, 23rd July, 20th August

Time: 11am - 5pm(ish - changing as the seasons and sunset times change)


You are invited

You are invited to join us for a work day on our beautiful land of Bowerwood, on the edge of the Blackdown Hills. You'll find views to the sea, trees a-plenty, and many magical hidden corners to explore. During the day we'll undertake practical access and habitat management work, at the pace that suits you, and you are strongly encouraged to stop for a cup of tea, or just sit for a while and listen to the wind whistling through the tree branches.


What to bring

Come dressed for outdoor work, including stout boots, work gloves, waterproofs and extra warm clothing. Due to Covid restrictions, please come self-reliant with water, a flask of hot drink, lunch and snacks.

If possible, also bring suitable tools, such as spades, mattocks, loppers, pruning & bow saws & knives, however, we will also provide tools, and the means to clean them between users. Compost loos are available, and we will provide hand sanitiser, wipes & soap. There will be a qualified Emergency First Aider on site.


To join

To confirm your intention to attend, please email:, even if you've attended many times before. This is important, to ensure you are covered by our insurance. If you have any health conditions that it would be sensible for us to know about, please let me know at the time. I can also send out directions on request.

If on the day you feel poorly or are experiencing Covid-type symptoms, please do not attend. We have a monthly program of Work Days at Bowerwood, so there will always be another opportunity to attend.



The latest Government regulations pertaining to Covid-19 continue to allow people to leave home and travel for the purposes of work and volunteering, where this cannot reasonably be undertaken at home.

We will therefore be continuing our work days, whilst remaining mindful of the following control measures:

  • Do not attend if you have Covid-type symptoms, have been asked to self-isolate, or are aware of having had recent close contact with someone exhibiting Covid-type symptoms or with a recent positive test for Covid-19;
  • Adhere to Social Distancing - a minimum of 1 metre in the outdoors, ideally 2 metres where possible;
  • Use a Face Covering where you need to be in close proximity with others, even if for a short time;
  • Wash/Cleanse your hands regularly, and particularly before drinking & eating;
  • Use your own tools where possible; when sharing tools, cleanse tools between use.