West Berkshire Countryside Society

The West Berkshire Countryside Society says that "it exists to promote the understanding, appreciation and conservation of the West Berkshire countryside....."

The society was created in 2012 to combine the aims and objectives of three local conservation groups - the Pang & Kennet Valley Countryside Projects, Bucklebury Heathland Conservation Group and Pang Valley Conservation Volunteers.

There is a small local membership of around 300 people who meet for organised walks, talks, social events and the all important regular volunteer groups undertaking a whole range of conservation projects. Non-members are welcome to join the working groups on projects and details of these are listed in each edition of the Broadsheet and on the society's website

The website gives you details on how to become a  member - only £15 a year (2017) which includes 4 copies of their newsletter ("Upstream") each year.

As well as information about the volunteer groups undertaking conservation projects the website has details of local Barn Owl groups and a huge number of downloadable local walks.

Well worth a visit! www.westberkscountryside.org.uk