Louise with volunteers from Beauchief Environment Group.
Louise with volunteers from Beauchief Environment Group.

This morning I had a muddy start to the week with a visit to the Beauchief Environment Group, a group of volunteers who work to preserve and improve council-owned land in Beauchief, as well as occasionally helping out at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet down the road. Their remit covers a Site of Special Scientific Interest, as well as Beauchief Nature Park on Beauchief Drive, Greenhill and Bradway and they’ve now been working in the area for an incredible 30 years.

Despite the foggy weather it was a beautiful walk round the area, seeing the work they’re doing and have done on the footpaths and on the dry stone walls they’re working to rebuild. As well as maintenance and repair of walls, paths and steps, they do ecological work, monitoring wildlife levels and maintaining bird and bat boxes.

It was great to be asked to come along and see the good work BEG are doing for the area; it was inspiring to see their hard work and commitment to their community.

If you’d like to join BEG and help support their conservation work, you can find out more on their website at http://www.beauchief-environmentgroup.co.uk/

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