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Steve and John  cutting Silver Birch saplings in heathland. © John Idiens

Steve and John cutting Silver Birch saplings in heathland.

Could you cut it as a volunteer?

Our volunteers have to be tough, willing to become worn out and wet. But it's enjoyable work in good company.

Conservation field work mainly involves the removal of those plants that tend to dominate if left to their own devices. We use machinery for this work, and we'll provide training where appropriate. But there is still a lot of work done by hand and for this we will provide gloves, ear defenders and hand tools as well as the machines.

We meet on Thursday mornings for three hours and only work from September to March, so as not to disturb the wildlife, particularly the ground nesting birds. With a refreshment break in the middle, it sounds easy. The reward is the sight of regenerating heaths and the knowledge that the diversity of wildlife is increasing.

Interested? Just email us for more information.

A piece of cake

Volunteering - a piece of cake

Work stops for a snack and a well-earned cup of tea. It's sometimes hard and dirty work - but don't they all look happy?

Valley bottoms

Valley bottoms

Many hands make lighter work, or so the saying goes. This picture shows a group of volunteers working hard to open up de Quincy Valley.

Step changes

Volunteers Stepping out on Incleborough Hill

Two of our volunteers, Ian and David, repairing steps on Incleborough Hill.