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

  • Dates4 July 2020 to 11 July 2020
  • Holiday typeTrust
  • AvailabilityPlaces available
  • Activity type Coast and countryside, Construction
  • Cost£190
  • Physicality8
  • Holiday code20ETQ161
  • AccommodationHome Farm Bunkhouse

About Guardians of the trees

Building and installing tree guards to protect trees, old and new.

Kedleston is home to a stunning collection of veteran parkland trees. To ensure this remains the case forever, new trees are being planted across the estate, and timber guards need to be constructed and installed to protect them. We will also be guarding some of our existing veterans to make sure they are looked after in their old age and live as long as possible.  In between the hard work we will find time to explore the park and see what natural resources and wonders it contains.

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.

Facilities: garden, drying room.

Bedding: no bedding/linen provided.

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 8pm
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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