The BCV's calendar for the coming months

Tasks and How to Join In

The meeting point for all tasks and indoor meetings are stated on the task calendar below. tasks are every other sunday; indoor meetings are on the second wednesday of each month, see task list below.

Remember there are no joining fees, to get involved just turn up on the day or for more information contact us via our contact form

Please wear old clothes, strong shoes, work boots or wellies, waterproofs may also be useful. tea and coffee is provided but you will need to bring a packed lunch. transport is also available for those who do not have their own.

Families are welcome but children under 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, 14-16 year olds require parents permission. Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme participants seeking volunteer opportunities are welcome, contact Rick for availability of place.

If you are making your own way to the site please check with task co-ordinator Rick Parker on task day for last minute changes on 07908 084709, otherwise use the contact form

Click here to see photos and details of previous tasks

NEW Competition Gallery

Wildlife Gallery

See the results of the 2019 Hedge Laying Competition HERE


Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th February
Location: Anderton Centre.
Task: BCV Return to its home from home. A weekend of tasks in the grounds of the Anderton Centre including hedge planting,  hazel and osier planting, rhododendron eradication and dry stone walling.There is limited accommodation for those staying over, but volunteers are welcome to attend on Saturday or Sunday or both during the daytime. On the Saturday we are starting at 9:30 am and work through to dinnertime at around 12:30ish, then continue in the afternoon until about 3:00 pm. On the Sunday we start a bit later around 10:00 am and finish at dinnertime. Contact Rick for more information. For those who have booked accommodation Rick will be on site from around 7:45 pm on Friday evening.
Meet: At the Anderton Centre, New Road, Anderton, Chorley PR6 9HG. More details and directions can be found on the Anderton Centre website HERE


Sunday 10th March
Location: Walker Fold Wood
Task: Re-planting trees lost during the great fire of Winter Hill in 2018.
Meet: 9:45-10:00am, Outside The Sweet Green Tavern, Crook Street, Bolton BL3 6DD

Wednesday 13th March
Indoor Meeting: After a busy winter we begin to plan for a busy spring.
Meet: 8:00pm inside The Sweet Green Tavern, Crook Street, Bolton BL3 6DD

Sunday 24th March
Location: TBC
Task: Woodland management on a local nature reserve in Bolton.
Meet: 9:45-10:00am, Outside The Sweet Green Tavern, Crook Street, Bolton BL3 6DD