Work Parties

When: Usually on the first Saturday of every month (except January and February), 10.00am - 3.30pm, the Bailies run voluntary work parties. For all our planned future dates please see our Events.

Where: At different location around the hill.

What is involved: The work is varied including scopes such as path construction or maintenance, tree planting, cutting down of small trees and shrubs and maintaining archaeology sites.

What to bring: Tools and gloves are provided and there is first aid cover. Bring your own packed lunch and wear outdoor clothing and boots.

This work is suitable for 14 year olds and over (note if under 16 years old you need to be accompanied by a responsible adult). The work parties are not suitable for dogs!

Joining the work parties is an opportunity to support looking after and maintaining Bennachie for the future generations. In addition, it is a good opportunity for you to learn more about the hill past and present from others involved.

New volunteers are always welcome to join our work parties. For future planned work and reports on completed work see below or our Events or Contact Us to join our mailing list for regular email updates.

Work Party on Bennachie
Work Party on Bennachie
Work Party on Bennachie
Work Party on Bennachie

Working Parties Schedule and Reports

Date Description Downloads
2019-12-07 This being the last work party of the year will probably be a short one clearing around the Colony Trail and pond areas.
2019-11-02 This work party will trimming the willow sculpture, doing fence repairs and possibly some path maintenance if time allows.
2019-10-05 This work party we will be clearing self sown spruce from the Oxen Craig area.
2019-09-07 This month we will be working on the Gordon Way clearing vegetation and doing some path maintenance.
2019-08-03 This month we will be working on the Gordon Way, repairing path erosion at Heather Brig.
2019-07-06 This month we will be tidying up in and around the various Colony buildings and removing some bracken etc.
2019-06-01 This month we will be cutting back growth on the Gordon Way section from the Brindy road.
2019-05-04 This month we will be clearing water bars and path maintenance on the path from Rowantree to Mither Tap.
2019-04-06 This month we will be clearing ditches and path maintenance.
2018-12-01 Every month the Bailies run voluntary work parties on the hill.
2018-11-03 Every month the Bailies run voluntary work parties on the hill.
2018-10-06 Every month the Bailies run voluntary work parties on the hill.
2018-07-07 This month we e will be working around the Colony Houses and the Pond.