Feb 12 2019

Smithills Update – 8th Feb 2019

Hello all On Tuesday we had our first Supporters’ Group meeting of 2019. We had a packed room, including some of our new volunteers, and it was great to hear what the different groups have been up to, with updates on what the Wardens, Wildlife Group,...

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Feb 12 2019

Hedgelaying at Spud Wood

Volunteers joined  tutor  Damon Peacock this weekend for an introduction to the techniques and skills of hedgelaying.   Despite the occasional hail showers, volunteers from Friends of Spud Wood spent a fantastic couple of days at the Spud Wood site, getting to grips with the tools and...

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Feb 04 2019

Smthills Update 24th January 2019

Hello all   Another busy week here on the Estate!   Welcome to our new volunteers…   Denis Eaton (Woodland Working Group / Wildlife Monitor) Sandra Eaton (Woodland Working Group / Wildlife Monitor) Charlotte Winstanley (Woodland Working Group) Adam Atkins (Woodland Working Group / Wildlife Monitor) Sue Harding (Woodland Working Group) Clare Mottershaw (Woodland Working Group)   Task...

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Jan 28 2019

Nidd Gorge Practical group update

Our practical group at Nidd gorge have got off to a flying start this new year. Led in partnership with Harrogate Borough Council by Countryside Ranger, Sam walker, the first task of the New Year was really well attended.   With two main tasks for the day the...

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Jan 24 2019

Smithills January Update

Hello all   Happy New Year! Hope that 2019 has got off to a good start for you all.   Welcome…   Welcome to the following new volunteers:   Richard Cooke (Wildlife Monitor) Bernie McGrath (Wildlife Monitor) Bev Tabor (Woodland Working Group) Penny Blackburn (History Group) James Wilson-Jevon (Wildlife Monitor)   Winter Trees Guided Walk – 23 Feb The first...

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Jan 24 2019

Northern Forest …the story so far

Our planning and delivery of the Northern Forest is moving forward almost a year since it was first announced. We’ve finally got the contract with Defra signed, which took a considerable amount of work by the team led by Darren Moorcroft Director of Estate & Outreach...

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