Saturday saw another of the regular volunteer work sessions in the Buriton Chalk Pits Local Nature Reserve. The task involved clearing undergrowth from alongside the two short permissive main trails that run through the site.

The aim being to make the site feel a little more welcoming and to let some light and air on to the trail surfaces to dry them out a bit. With the weather being so wet a fire was not possible so the brash will be dealt with on a future


No work day would be complete without snack breaks and particularly the kelly kettle. This is a brilliant way to boil water for teas and coffees using only a handful of twigs. A safe and easy way to avoid luke warm thermos flasks. More information at


The group meets again on Saturday the 1st December at 9.30am when the refreshments will take on a festive feel. Anyone is welcome to come along and help out, with tasks to suit all abilities. For more information go to the Buriton parish web-site on or contact the site’s ranger, Abi Peett, directly  at