PCV is a voluntary organisation whose primary role is practical conservation

Constructing Pond Dipping Platforms
Constructing a Bridge
Boardwalks in Winter

We are an independent group formed in 1985 over the years we have formed close working links with the local Wildlife Trust, English Nature, Forest Enterprise and the local Council. The work that we do is all agreed with the site wardens and forms a part of their overall management strategy. Much of this work is closely linked with the protection of locally or nationally rare species.

The work usually consists of the maintenance of wildlife habitats, usually by coppicing, or scrub control. During the spring and summer months this sort of work is often not possible. At this time of year we have learned a variety of other less seasonally sensitive skills. These include dry-stone walling, construction of boardwalks, Otter Holts and even bridges!.  There is sure to be something that appeals to you, and there will always be someone on hand to provide some training, or just give you a few tips!

Of course it's not all work and no play! We all enjoy ourselves. Everyone works at their own pace, taking a break whenever they feel like it and the atmosphere is always relaxed and friendly (hot and cold drinks and biscuits are provided). Social events are arranged on an impromptu basis with a phone around when someone fancies doing something. Interested? Then check the list of workdays. You can just turn up at any event that grabs your attention, but we would advise you to contact us first to check that the work day hasn’t been postponed or cancelled!  Want to know more?  Then contact us.

Man Orchid
Fence Construction