Guardians of the treesKedleston Hall, Derbyshire
- Dates6 July 2019 to 13 July 2019
- Holiday typeTrust
- AvailabilityLimited places
- Activity type Coast and countryside, Construction
- Holiday code19ETZ177
- AccommodationHome Farm Bunkhouse
About Guardians of the treesConstruct and install large timber tree guards to protect the next generation of trees.
Kedleston is home to a stunning collection of ancient and veteran trees. To ensure this remains the case hundreds of years into the future, new trees are being planted across the estate and timber guards need to be constructed and put in the ground as part of this programme. We will also be exploring wild food and natural resources available within the park.
About the accommodation
Home Farm used to be the farm manager’s house for the Harpur Crewe family who ran the Calke Estate for many generations prior to the National Trust taking it on in the mid-1980s. This quiet setting gives good out-of-hours access to walks and encounters with the estate wildlife; badgers, deer and bats are all close neighbours. There is a large yard and grass area outside suitable for BBQs and games. Outdoor chairs and tables are provided. There is a well-equipped kitchen, four showers and storage radiators throughout. The nearest pub is a 2-mile walk through the park to Ticknall.
Notes for guests
A standard kit list can be found on our Essential Information page.
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