Essex Wildlife Trust

The Uttlesford Local Group of Essex Wildlife Trust runs a mobile Work Party that moves around the reserves as needed, carrying out the seasonal work that is needed to keep the reserves in good condition for wildlife.

Local Group Work Party

An active local work party, February 2024

The Uttlesford Local Group of Essex Wildlife Trust runs events on Trust reserves throughout the year, on Tuesday and Thursday mornings and some Sunday mornings, which start at 9.30 a.m. and finish around Noon. You do not have to be a member of the Essex Wildlife Trust to come along to these events.

Volunteering is still subject to guidance from Essex Wildlife Trust on coronavirus, so there is an induction process we must go through for new volunteers to ensure you are safe on working and to ensure the Trust is ‘Covid Secure’. To join us please send an email to and ask for a volunteering registration pack. You will be sent some information sheets and a volunteering form to fill in to give your basic details to Essex Wildlife Trust.

Details of work parties are posted here first as a list and then in calendar format. NOTE; (see the ‘Places to Visit’ page for details of the locations). For the month of May we are working with Hadstock Parish Council and residents to carry out a habitat survey of the entire parish, something new for us which we have not tried to do before.

July 14, 2024

Nothing happening today, sorry

If no event is shown for a specific date that means that no event is being held.

Calendar of Events

Here are the same events in calendar format; hover over an event for more details.

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7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31      

Note that locations may change at short notice, check the website before you go.

Shadwell Wood

A separate work party holds Sunday morning meetings at the Shadwell Wood nature reserve near Ashdon, to carry out Winter coppice work. The dates for the Autumn 2023 and Winter 2024 seasons are as follows;

September 10 and 24
October 8 and 22
November 12 and 26
December 10 and 31


January 14 and 28
February 11 and 25
March 10 (Event Cancelled)  and 24

Events begin at 9:30 a.m. and finish at Noon. Please contact the Warden Tony Morton at if you would like to join in.