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November 2018

Poxwell Quarry and Limekiln

November 15, 2018 @ 10:30 am - November 20, 2018 @ 1:30 pm
Poxwell Quarry, Near April Cottage, Poxwell
Dorchester, Dorset DT2 8ND United Kingdom
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Conservation visit to Poxwell Quarry with particular focus on the disused limekiln. Off road parking at the entrance to the track to the quarry. Grid Ref: SY 743 835. Good progress was made clearing the limekiln, despite deteriorating weather through the course of the morning. Start Making progress Also took the opportunity to revisit the excavation made in 2012 to provide the stone for conservation work at the Wolfeton Estate riding house. The rock face is still in good condition.…

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Poxwell Quarry

November 26, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Poxwell Quarry, Near April Cottage, Poxwell
Dorchester, Dorset DT2 8ND United Kingdom
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Conservation visit to Poxwell Quarry with particular aim of removing a sycamore tree blocking the full access to and view of the rock-face. Off road parking at the entrance to the track to the quarry. Grid Ref: SY 743 835. This session was originally scheduled for Thu 27 Nov but brought forward due to the forecast of high winds and rain. Mon 24 Nov was bright and still. Ideal for tree-felling! Tree up Tree down Tree processed and removed Also,…

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December 2018

King Barrow Quarry

December 13, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
King Barrow Quarry, King Barrow Quarries Nature Reserve, Easton Ln
Portland, Dorset DT5 1BW United Kingdom
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Conservation visit to King Barrow Quarry. Clear algal limestone sheaths of the 'fossil forest'. Grid Ref SY 690 728

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January 2019

DIGS Meeting

January 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dorset Wildlife Trust, Brooklands Farm, Forston
Dorchester, Dorset DT2 7AA United Kingdom
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DIGS Meeting at Dorset Wildlife Trust

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February 2019

Rodwell Cutting

February 15 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Rodwell Cutting, 73 Clearmount Road
Weymouth, Dorset DT4 9LE United Kingdom
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Equipment: saw, spade, loppers, trowel, Wellington boots. Park near 73 Clearmount Road, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 9LE Contact DIGS for more details.

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