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Volunteering

Lineover Wood volunteer group came into existence soon after the Woodland Trust bought the wood in 1986.

Working throughout the year, mainly in the autumn and winter, the group of dedicated volunteers regularly undertakes a number of tasks including coppicing, ride clearance, hedge laying, and dry stone walling to encourage the diversity of flora and fauna. On average about 10-16 people attend each working weekend. Newcomers are always welcome!

Dry Stone Walling

Over the last few years the Lineover Wood Volunteer Group (LWVG) have completed an extraordinary amount of dry stone walling around Lineover Wood. These boundary features are beautiful and typical of the Cotswold area, but they’re also excellent for wildlife providing shelter for small mammals, birds and amphibians and overwintering habitat for insects.  Lichens and mosses also set up home on them and they can develop interesting communities when the habitat is provided and maintained over centuries. 

During 2011/12 LWVG built walls from 39 tones of new Cotswold Stone. This was added to the salvageable stone from the existing wall and several tones of stone handpicked by the group from the adjacent field! The wall features a step over stile and a gap filled with a hurdle, both traditional features. All the hard work hasn’t depleted the tireless group however, who have asked for more stone to be supplied so that the remaining 40 or so meters can be built over the coming seasons.

Contact our volunteering development team if you would like to get involved.