Volunteers in the woods

We welcome people volunteering to do work in the woodland. The work varies from simple things like cutting back brambles and gathering offcuts of larch branches to burn (which is the only level I can manage) to quite technical stuff involving chainsaws and tractors that require not only competence but sometimes proper accreditation.

We usually gather at 10.00 Sunday mornings outside Mineslope Cottage – the cottage on the right halfway up the hill from the car park. However our forest manager, Dave Higginson, is keen to start some afternoon groups as well, depending on people’s availability. Anyone interested in this idea should contact him at Mineslope Cottage. There is the possibility of some accredited training available for regular volunteers.

Do come and join us – you will be warmly welcomed, it beats paying a subscription to a gym to get good exercise and you get a real sense of achieving something worthwhile.