Upcoming sessions
Orchard conservation
Chattern Hill Orchard, Southside
Park conservation
Bedfont Lakes Country Park

Volunteer sessions are back!

COVID-19 measures while at the park:

 

  • Numbers of people per sesssion are limited, and all volunteers will be observing social distancing measures keeping 1+ metres apart.

  • All tools will be disinfected before and after use. Anti-bacterial and wipes are available but you may want to bring your own hand sanitiser and gardening gloves.

  • The Visitor Centre toilets will be open, please observe the queuing system if it is occupied.

  • We will not be able to provide hot drinks at the lunch break, so please plan to bring your own as well as a packed lunch if you are staying for the whole day. There is a water fountain at the front of the Visitor Centre, though we recommend you bring your own bottled drinks.

  • There is NO toilet or handwashing facility at the orchard, Southside.

These measures are for the safety of our volunteers, staff and visitors at the park, following the latest advice from the Government on COVID-19.

Please contact the Bedfont Lakes Country Park's Countryside Team at countryside@hounslow.gov.uk if you have any questions. 

 

Meeting point

For park days, we meet at 10am outside The Information Centre, located at the front entrance on Clockhouse Lane.

 

If you arrive after 10am, the BLCV chalkboard outside the Information Centre will display our location in the park for that day.

For orchard days, come straight to the orchard within Bedfont Lakes 'south side'.

Come prepared

If you're thinking of coming along, please remember to:

  • Wear clothes appropriate for the weather and sturdy footwear such as walking boots. Wellies can be useful for work on the banks of the lakes and in the water channels.

  • Please bring your own gardening gloves. We provide all tools.

  • Bring plenty to drink for hydration and some packed lunch.

Schedule

Volunteer days are held every third Saturday, and are run all year round.

  • Meet at 10am

  • Lunch break at approximately 12:30pm

  • End at 3pm.

 

Don't worry if you cannot stay for the whole day, just come for as long as you feel like!

Other events at the park

Other (non-voluteering) activites, frequently held by the Bedfont Lakes Country Park rangers, include: bird walks, family fun days, and childrens' activities including shelter building, mini-beasting, bat walks, camping nights, Easter egg hunts, and animal handling at the Animal Centre.

 

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