Peter’s Vale, Twinstead
At Witham BB, we’re very heavily into conservation – we have land at Peter’s Vale, Twinstead – totalling 18 acres – 11 acres of woodland and 7 acres of grassland as well as a one acre man-made lake. During the late spring and summer months we take our boys to the land at Twinstead and with the help of the BTCV we teach them how to develop, maintain and make it inhabitable to wildlife.
Other groups also use the land project for training courses, such as hedge laying and coppicing. Recently we have completed our first compostable toilet, built in the style of a tree bog, using Willow planted from our own forest area !
During 2012 the field was festooned with varied types of Orchid too.
Contact the office, if you would like to volunteer.
We teach them about the different types of wildlife they see on the land – taking them on “Mini-beast Hunts”. Where we go in groups with the boys to see how many different types of pond-life and woodland insects we can find. They get to learn how to do Coppicing, Bird-box making, Hedge-laying and Den building and much more.
Twinstead is a great opportunity to learn about conservation, the local wildlife and how to help it survive.
We warmly invite you to take this opportunity to come to Twinstead and teach your children about the local wildlife and nature conservation whilst developing this great part of the local landscape!