Tring and Ridgeway volunteers Assemble!
On a sunny day in June, Tring Park volunteers joined forces with the Ridgeway National Trail volunteers to give the sign posts at Tring Park a revamp. Rufus the Tring Park volunteering dog supervised the operation. The Ridgeway follows a route used since prehistoric times, covering 87 miles and passing through Tring Park via the King Charles Ride. Volunteers cleaned, sanded, painted and varnished to make the signs look good as new! The Ridgeway volunteers had a tricky job of painting in the letters on their sign posts, a job for those with a steady hand.
The signs are now in good condition, another piece of work completed towards Tring Park’s ‘Visit England’ accreditation. The park is undergoing assessment in September and the team is hoping to follow in the footsteps of other Woodland Trust sites and gain a high score. Across the next few months the volunteers will continue to make the Park look and feel it’s best, whilst preserving the mix of ancient woodland and rare chalk grassland.
Hannah Burgess – Visitor Experience Officer – Tring Park
Featured image – Tring Park Gate – Judith Parry