Monthly Archives: June 2014


Residential in the Peak District

At the end of May, OCV ventured north to the Peak District for a weekend of stone pitching. We stayed at Brunt’s Barn Volunteers’ Centre in Grindleford. After navigating the Friday night (bank holiday) queues around Oxford, we finally arrived at the barn just before 11pm and ate a late pizza supper. The task for […]

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Wildflower Meadow Barbecue

Friday night’s social was a barbecue at a private nature reserve in the Chilterns in Buckinghamshire called Gray’s Lane Bank. It’s almost like an extension of the owner’s garden, and it’s been so lovingly managed that it’s one of the most impressive wild flower meadows we’ve ever seen. It’s a SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) which […]