Nov 09 2019

Pontburn Woods Volunteer Working Day

Situated in the beautiful Derwent Valley, Pontburn Woods is a large area of ancient semi-natural woodland, and on Saturday 2nd November it served as the location for my first volunteer working day with the Woodland Trust. The weather forecast had promised rain and gloom, and so...

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Nov 04 2019

Smithills Update 1st Nov 2019

Hello all A brief update this week…   Welcome  Welcome to Jo Rayner (Woodland Working Group / Events Volunteer) and to Louise Coulman (Woodland Working Group)! Tree planting Thanks to everyone from Smithills who has volunteered to help out with the tree planting weeks! Lantern Parade Thanks to all the volunteers who helped the...

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Nov 04 2019

Cumbria Volunteer Gathering

Thanks to everyone who came along to our last volunteer gathering of 2019, in Rydal Hall, Cumbria on Saturday. We were joined by Heather Swift, Cumbria site manager, who updated us all on what has been happening on our estate in the county. We were...

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Oct 29 2019

Coppicing at Hazel Pear Wood

Volunteers from Hazel Pear Wood in Cheshire met for their recent volunteer task day, coppicing hazel and small trees along with crown lifting trees along the footpath. A big thanks to everyone as it has made a really big difference, with 8 members of the...

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Oct 28 2019

Smithills Update 25th October

Hello all Staff news As some of you will already know, Andy, our Estate Ranger ,will be leaving us mid-November to move to the Lake District. We will be really sad to see Andy go, he has made a huge contribution to the project in his time...

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Oct 18 2019

Smithills Update 14th Oct 2019

Hello all A slightly lengthier update – lots of exciting stuff coming up! Tree planting time! First of all… next month is tree planting time! It seems not that long ago that we were all out in the hail planting trees at Walker Fold. We planted over 6000...

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