Join us for a joint Volunteer Task Day clearing invasive small pine trees in the picturesque New Forest National Park.

The task site at Dur Hill is very special, and home to all six of our native reptiles and a host of other species. We will be removing small invasive pine trees to keep the heathland in great condition for the future. This is a Snakes in the Heather (SitH) project event in collaboration with Forestry England. Click the button below to book you place!

Wednesday 2nd February 2022
Start time: 10:00am
End time: 15:00pm (or stay for as long as you wish)

Location: Please note that the site entrance location is accessed via a gated gravel track; we will arrive 15 minutes early to let you in and guide you to the parking and task area. 

Alternative parking: If not able to access via the site entrance to meet at the car park area, please park at the Burbush Car Park and walk to the task area (15-20 minute walk).

What to bring:

  • Strong gardening gloves; we will loan pairs to anyone who does not have their own. All hand tools and other task equipment will be provided.
  • Stout footwear and trousers suitable for walking in thick heathland vegetation (heather/gorse) and on uneven ground; clothes appropriate for the weather conditions.
  • Lunch (if staying all day) and plenty of water. 

Public toilets: Please note that there are no public toilets at this site (nearest in Burley village, 10 minute drive from task area parking)

Additional info: We are undertaking Covid Secure tasks on our reserves; please remember to social distance and maintain hand hygiene.

Leaders & mobile:
Owain Masters (Snakes in the Heather Project Officer): 07388 948 442
Rick Sharp (ARC Field Officer):  07810 770 565

Cancellation: If you can no longer attend this event or have any questions, please let us know as soon as possible by emailing [email protected]

We look forward to seeing you there! 

Best wishes,
The Snakes in the Heather Team

Snakes in the Heather is supported by a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant. 



Book a place

Ticket Quantity Price

New Forest Volunteer Day

Decrease Increase £0.00