Himalayan Balsam bashing

Put your wellies on for a day in Branscombe valley, helping the rangers give nature a hand by pulling the balsam from our waterways.

  • Booking essential
  • Free event (admission applies)

We'll spend the day removing this non-native plant from the waterways that flow through Branscombe, helping us control the spread of the invasive balsam so that the other plants can flourish.


Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Manor Mill
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £3.50
Child N/A £1.75

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00


*Gift Aid donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

Free entry to National Trust members with a valid card.

The basics

Booking details
Call 01752 346585
Unfortunately this event is not suitable for children.
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Meet at the Branscombe Rangers Yard, next to the Forge, EX12 3DB. Additional parking available behind the village hall (not National Trust, please leave donations in wishing well).
What to bring and wear
You'll need old clothes that you don't mind getting dirty, with long sleeves and full length trousers. Wellies are also essential.
This may be challenging for those who are less mobile, due to uneven walking along the edge of streams and ditches.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
5 July 2018 09:00 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

Sue Beegan
Call 01752 346585

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Himalayan Balsam bashing

Thu 05 Jul 2018
Put your wellies on for a day in Branscombe valley, helping the rangers give nature a hand by pulling the balsam from our waterways.

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