Family volunteering at Hardcastle Crags

Man and woman cutting back hedges with a hand saw

Would you like to spend quality family time together helping us look after the woodland?

The family volunteering days offer an opportunity for families and friends of all ages to come together and learn a new skill. We'll work together come rain or shine to help keep the woodland healthy and beautiful.

These volunteering sessions are suitable for anyone over the age of 5, but sorry no dogs. Under 18s will need to be accompanied by an adult. Booking isn't needed.

What we'll be doing

Wednesday 31 October, 11am-2pm

Rhododendron removal – we need all hands on deck to rid this invasive non-native shrub from the woodland. Removing this helps to encourage more wildlife. We’ll use a variety of hand tools and special tree pruning techniques to remove the shrub ready for a bonfire.

Where to meet

Wednesday 30 May - meet at the information hut near Midgehole Car Park, 11am

There’s no need to book – just turn up at 11am and we’ll lead the way.

What to wear and bring

Please wear suitable warm and waterproof outdoor clothing that you don't mind getting dirty and good footwear. Insect repellent and gloves are advised. Gloves can be provided if needed.

We'll break for lunch. The café will be open and picnics are welcome too. Please bring your own drinks.