What You Can Do

Get Involved – Task Days

Typically at weekends, we hold task days when volunteers spend a few hours helping to maintain the Reserve. Usually the work is outdoors, perhaps clearing scrub, raking, or clearing pathways. At other times we need people to help surveys of the flora and fauna within the Reserve. It largely depends on the season and weather conditions.

Details of Task Days will be published in our Upcoming Events section. If you need more information or just want to get in touch, you can email us at help@cvcg.org.uk


The work of volunteers is not enough on its own to maintain the Reserve for all to enjoy now and in the future. While grant aided projects help to develop the site for all, day-to-day expenses have to be met by the CVCG.

Things have to be bought – whether its fuel for strimmers, bird seed, or nails for fence repairs, the ongoing running costs of the Reserve have to be met from donations and fundraising.

And that’s where you come in. If you have visited Clara Vale (perhaps more than once) and enjoyed the unique tranquility on the site of the former village coal mine, please consider a small donation to help us. £5 fills the strimmers with fuel. £10 helps towards the hundreds we spend on bird seed for the winter feeding stations.

Whatever you can spare, you can be assured that 100% of it will go towards the upkeep of the Reserve:

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