Smithills volunteers visit Skipton Castle Woods
Jess Britch, Smithills Estate Ranger joined 15 volunteers from Smithills in a day out meeting with fellow volunteers from Skipton Castle Woods. Volunteers were welcomed by Visitor Experience Officer Hazel Birdsall-Singer and Lead Volunteer Andrew Powell at the Skipton Woods site. The visit was extremely interesting and a valuable opportunity to learn more about the site, its wildlife and its historical significance. It also provided an excellent chance for everyone to ask questions on areas such as access, maintenance, signage, engagement and guided walk programmes, which are of mutual interest. This has established an important link, which all volunteers hope will be further strengthened though reciprocal visits.