Practical Wildlife and Conservation Volunteer

Friends of Poets' Walk

Name: Practical Wildlife and Conservation Volunteer
Organisation: Friends of Poets' Walk
Location: 185 Old Church Road, Clevedon, North Somerset, BS21 7UD
Type: Part Time
The group meets every Thursday afternoon at 2pm.


We are a small, friendly, mixed-age group who enjoy fresh air, beautiful coastal views and exercise while working for our natural environment. We hold weekly working parties on the 9-hectare Poets' Walk Local Nature Reserve throughout the whole year, doing seasonal practical tasks that include clearing scrub, restoring grassland and views, weeding, scything, path tidying and litter picking.

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Organisation Description

Poets’ Walk, owned by North Somerset Council, is a Local Nature Reserve in Clevedon. Situated on the coast with magnificent views, it consists of Church Hill and Wain’s Hill, the latter being the site of an Iron Age hill fort – a Scheduled Monument under the protection of English Heritage.

The volunteer group Friends of Poets’ Walk was formed in September 2011 as a result of a North Somerset Council initiative. Their mission is to increase the variety and quality of the various natural habitats as well as to make this area a more enjoyable and informative Nature Reserve for the public. Work is carried out in accordance with the 2011-2016 Management Plan and includes scrub control, enhancement of woodland, removal of non-native species, path clearing and general tidying.

The group meets at 2pm on Thursday afternoons at 185 Old Church Road. Tools and insurance cover are provided by North Somerset Council. Everyone welcome.


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Cause / Interests

  • Environment
  • Heritage

Types of Activity

  • Gardening
  • Practical Work and DIY

Skills and Qualifications


No specific skills or qualifications are required but an interest in gardening, nature conservation or outdoor work would be an advantage.

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: NA
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: No
Wheelchair Access: No
Expenses: NA
Restrictions: NA
Induction: NA
Insurance Cover: Yes
Special Needs: NA
Offer: NA
Training: NA
Other: NA

Recruitment Method