South West Chiltern Laf projects 2018/19

At the end of these sessions Chiltern Rangers engaged with 157 young people and 90 adult volunteers who contributed 371 hours of volunteering on four sites in the South West Chilterns. We worked with two schools new to Chiltern Rangers as well as Bucks Young Carers and are grateful for the support of the Woodland Trust, BBOWT and Lord Parmoor.

Field Studies Council courses

The Field Studies Council are running an ‘identifying trees in winter course’ on 16th February and still have some spaces available for anyone interested.

River Project at Wye Dene revitalising the Watercress beds

Back in the 1930’s (and for some time before that) the area at the end of Bowden Lane, adjacent to the old railway line was a marshy area that, because of the natural springs, was utilised as Watercress beds. Over time, due to changes in the topography and a reduction in demand the area became a dark, muddy part of the Back Stream that had a strange bubbling spring in the middle of it.

World Mental Health day

It’s #WorldMentalHealth day and never before have we been made so aware of the invisible problems which impact so many people so seriously. Yet still too many people suffer in silence. Speak up, it’s ok not to be ok – ask for help. You cannot pour from an empty bucket but nor can you cope if your bucket is already full…
Make time for you every day and do something that makes you happy.