Guardians of the trees

Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire
Rangers installing protective fencing
The exterior of Home Farm Bunkhouse, Calke Abbey.
The kitchen at Home Farm Bunkhouse, Calke Abbey
One of the dormitories at Home Farm Bunkhouse, Calke Abbey.
Rangers installing protective fencing The exterior of Home Farm Bunkhouse, Calke Abbey. The kitchen at Home Farm Bunkhouse, Calke Abbey One of the dormitories at Home Farm Bunkhouse, Calke Abbey.

At-a-glance details

  • Dates6 July 2019 to 13 July 2019
  • Holiday typeTrust
  • AvailabilityPlaces available
  • Activity type Coast and countryside, Construction
  • Cost£170
  • Physicality8
  • Holiday code19ETZ177
  • AccommodationHome Farm Bunkhouse

About Guardians of the trees

Construct 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. 

Enquire and book

Call 0344 800 3099

Opening times

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

Email working.holidays@nationaltrust.org.uk

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