Our work

Monitoring and managing rocks at Watersmeet is vital for everyone's safety © National Trust/Julian Gurney

Monitoring and managing rocks at Watersmeet is vital for everyone's safety

Rock survey work

The main road above the Watersmeet Valley has vast outcrops of geologically important rocks. These make the valley look spectacular, but they also need to be monitored to ensure they are safe. A major survey is done each year, but they are constantly assessed by us locally. Following the survey we may remove trees, topple rocks to a safe place or if the rocks are left in place they may be pinned or netted for stabilisation.

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Meet the ranger

Ranger Marcus takes a break from work and cools his feet

Marcus started off as a volunteer and is now a ranger. He has a passion for the outdoors both in and out of work. He enjoys working with volunteer groups and sharing his knowledge of the area with them.

Summer jobs

Ranger Dan rests his legs and cuts grass the easy way

  • Grass cutting
  • Leading public events
  • Footpath surveying & work
  • Hosting working holidays
  • Invasive species control

Our other work

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