Woodland working party – Dyffryn Woods

Dyffryn Woods is an Ancient Woodland Site situated on the eastern side of the Mynydd Drumau in South Wales, this woodland is a prominent feature of the local landscape with fantastic views over the Neath valley.

We are looking for volunteers to join our regular working party group to help with the maintenance and restoration of the woods including a variety of the following tasks.

  • Re-building various fences around the sites after converting standing timber using traditional hand tools and technique. The fencing is known as Cleft or ‘Riven style’ fencing.
  • Coppicing and coppice management
  • Access improvements, maintenance and path building
  • Bridge building
  • Tree guard removal
  • Ancient woodland restoration – felling small diameter trees
  • Bird box building and installation
  • Maintaining site infrastructure such as benches and signs
  • Dry stone walling
  • Hedge laying
  • Litter Picking
  • Species monitoring – nest boxes, reptile mats, butterfly transects etc
  • Ancient woodland monitoring and supporting site manager to map future forest works and help with management planning.

This is an exciting new group to be part of. No experience is necessary for this role, training, support and tools will be provided.

How to Apply

Please visit https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer-with-us/opportunities/woodland-working-party-dyffryn/

Please mention ConservationJobs.co.uk when applying for this job!

Key Information


The Woodland Trust




Part Time


Entry Level, Graduate, Mid Level, Senior


Biodiversity, Ecology, Environment, Nature & Wildlife


Neath, South Wales, United Kingdom

Application Deadline:

18th December 2017 at 2:06pm

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