Conservation in the Lake District

Ullswater, Cumbria
Volunteers pitch in on a National Trust working holiday
Longland Dormitory, High Wray, Cumbria
Volunteers pitch in on a National Trust working holiday Longland Dormitory, High Wray, Cumbria

At-a-glance details

  • Dates26 June 2020 to 3 July 2020
  • Holiday typeTrust
  • AvailabilityNo longer available
  • Activity type Coast and countryside, Construction
  • Cost£190
  • Physicality6
  • Holiday code20JTQ156
  • AccommodationHigh Wray Longland Bunkhouse

About Conservation in the Lake District

Help conserve one of the most beautiful areas in the Lake District.

Join the ranger team in and around Ullswater and Aira Force to help conserve this wonderful place for the quarter of a million visitors who explore the area each year. From Aira Force itself – the incredible 65-foot cascade of water thundering to the ground – to ancient deer parks, magnificent veteran trees and stunning vistas wherever you turn, this corner of the Lakes will capture your heart.

Looking after this landscape is an ongoing job for the team you’ll find managing woodlands, protecting nature, dry stone walling or tending to pathways. When you sign up to this break, you’ll gain a first-hand insight into this valuable conservation work. You’ll be carrying out a variety of tasks, such as public access work to keep footpaths looking their best, Himalayan balsam pulling, scrub management and boundary maintenance. While you work, don’t forget to keep an eye out for red squirrels in the branches overhead, as although Aira Force is best known for its impressive waterfall, it’s also home to these shy and elusive beauties.

About the accommodation

Located in its own peaceful wooded grounds above Lake Windermere with great fell views. The bunkhouse consists of two single-storey cabin-style constructions: the Longland and the Acland. The Longland is made up of three buildings with a large common room with log burner and separate blocks for the dormitories and shower block. The Acland is a self-contained single building. There are large private grounds with a fire pit and barbecue areas.

Facilities: garden, drying room, open fire/woodburner.

 Bedding: No bedding/linen provided.

Notes for guests

What to bring: Steel toe capped boots recommended. Bring your own pillow.

A standard kit list can be found on our Essential Information page. 

Enquire and book

Call 0344 800 3099

Opening times

Monday to Friday: 9am to 8pm
Saturday: 9am to 7pm
Sunday: 9am to 1pm
We are also open 9am to 5pm on bank holidays.


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