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Woodland workers

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Students and volunteers of all ages and abilities are helping us to manage the woodland at Hayton Castle to safely benefit water and land, habitats and biodiversity. Loads of work is underway including winching out fallen trees, clearing branches and stacking up stones ready for our next dry stone walling workshop.

We are getting lots done, ready to sensitively construct access routes into the woodland and bog for groups of all ages and abilities to learn about river and woodland conservation and for local people to engage more with their environment without damaging the habitat. Our young people are learning about woodland ecosystems as well as woodworking and construction skills.

Some of our volunteers have been hauling huge logs and branches out of the woods and  Charlie has been thinning the trees and even got one in place as our first leaky dam, which should help prevent flooding in the future.

But we do let our volunteers have the occasional rest and re-fuel….. 

Please get in touch via rosie@westcumbriariverstrust.org if you are interested in learning more or would like to volunteer.