Hedgerow Heroes

As a volunteer for CPRE Hampshire’s Hedgerow Heroes Project, you will join a small group of enthusiastic volunteers, to carry-out a range of conservation-related tasks including hedge-laying and hedge surveying to help restore and monitor the wildlife and landscape value of a large estate in the west of the New Forest.

The aim of the project is to enhance the quality of the landscape on the estate, and grow local community engagement with the countryside.

The main activities of the project will revolve around the planting of new hedgerow and filling gaps in existing degraded hedgerow to help prevent erosion and provide enhanced wildlife habitat across the proposed area. It is hoped the volunteer group will become ambassadors for the site, supporting the project for the long-term.

What you will be doing

To support a programme of conservation management which may include:

  • Helping to assess the health of existing hedges

  • Assisting with hedge-laying work under the instruction of a local expert

  • Other conservation management tasks in areas where hedges are to be planted such as scrub clearance

  • Installing 4 x interpretation boards at the entry and exit points to the restored hedgerows


The skills you need

  • A keen interest in the countryside and environmental issues

  • The ability to undertake manual activity

  • A friendly personality

  • A flexible approach to working hours

  • Transport to get to and from the site

    The site is just south of Bransgore on the Western edge of the New Forest ∙ CPRE Hampshire will be working closely with the landowners, the Hinton Admiral Estate


  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
    If applicable.
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 06/05/2021

End Date: 06/05/2022

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Availability Details

Flexible hours

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