Gower volunteering blog

Welcome to the Gower blog where you can catch up with what our volunteers have been up to over the last few months. Leading our team of dedicated volunteers is Claire Hannington, our Area Ranger. She runs a daily and monthly programme of volunteering, planning the work to make sure there’s plenty of variety and interesting tasks to get involved with, from hedge planting to dry stone walling even the odd bit of scything.

A crop of barley, undersown with poppies on the Vile, Rhossili, Gower

June’s Summery

A summery June was spent admiring the flowering crops on the Vile, clearing bracken, installing gates and strimming bracken

Litter picking in the mist at Hunt’s Bay, Gower

May’s Medley

A medley of a month and glorious weather, litterpicking, fencing, scrub clearance and more!

Taking a break whilst fencing at Rhossili, Gower

Sunshine and showers in April

Another varied month of clearing thistles from meadows, cutting gorse at Cwm Ivy and returning to the Vile after a little break.

Beach cleaning at Rhossili on a cold winter’s day, Gower

Much to do in March

A busy month preparing for the launch for our new footpaths on the Vile and battling the ‘beast from the east’

Clearing gorse at Fall Bay, Gower

Full on February

There was no resting in February – our volunteers have been scything at Cwm Ivy and reached a massive milestone with their hedge planting on the Vile.

Scrub clearance at Penmaen Burrows, Gower

January - new beginnings

A month of new beginnings, hedge planting, fencing and scrub clearance whilst dealing with whatever the winter weather had to throw at us.