NEW Nature Volunteer Group!


Would you like to join our wildlife projects? Help us to manage and monitor the natural heritage of the beautiful Lambourn Downs, on the border of Oxfordshire and Berkshire. As a nature conservation volunteer you’ll be able to enjoy an outdoor experience in a very special area of the English countryside.

We are starting a new group for nature conservation volunteers, which will meet on a Monday.

Sheepdrove Organic Farm is blessed with small pockets of ancient woodland and chalk grassland, on a farm converted to organic when Peter and Juliet Kindersley bought the land in the late 1990s.

Cowslips on Bockhampton Down (click to enlarge)Peter and Juliet share a passion for Nature. So biodiversity is a cornerstone of the working farm, and much has been done to create and enhance habitats for wildlife. Vast lengths of new hedges now span the land, linking new and old woodland. Water sparkles in ponds and reedbeds. Wild flowers abound on Bockhampton Down.

If you are interested in joining in with this story of a farm working with Nature – not against it – please let us know. We will soon set a calendar of task days, but until then, here are the details of our first session…

Task day

Monday 22 Feb 2010

Bird and Bat Box Installation
10am – 3pm

We have dozens of new boxes, and the race is on to get them up in time for the breeding season! Please join us at the farm for our very first volunteer day. (If it rains, the plan is to shelter in a barn and make even more boxes!)

Where to meet

The farm office, at the front of Sheepdrove Eco Conference Centre, Sheepdrove Road, Lambourn, Berkshire.  Directions and map here… (link)

What to bring

Please bring a packed lunch – we will picnic on the farm! Wear sensible shoes or boots – or even wellies. Bring clothes to suit any weather.

Contact us

Please tell us if you’re coming, so we know what numbers to expect. Call Jason Ball on 01488 674727. Email:


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