Heathland Restoration Project

Cragside, Northumberland
Volunteers clearing heathland
The exterior of Cragside Bunkhouse, Northumberland
The sitting area at Cragside Bunkhouse, Northumberland
The dormitory at Cragside Bunkhouse, Northumberland
Volunteers clearing heathland The exterior of Cragside Bunkhouse, Northumberland The sitting area at Cragside Bunkhouse, Northumberland The dormitory at Cragside Bunkhouse, Northumberland

At-a-glance details

  • Dates21 March 2020 to 28 March 2020
  • Holiday typeTrust
  • AvailabilityPlaces available
  • Activity type Coast and countryside
  • Cost£180
  • Physicality8
  • Holiday code20GTP122
  • AccommodationCragside Bunkhouse

About Heathland Restoration Project

Be part of a team restoring lowland heathland.

With over 1000 acres of gardens and estate, and seven million trees (planted by former owners Lord and Lady Armstrong) which all need looking after, the scale of work at Cragside is as huge as the tree collection. In one area of heathland, rhododendron and small trees have taken over. The team need your help to restore the heathland and protect this habitat for Nightjars, reptiles and amphibians.  Using loppers and bow saws, you’ll be cutting down the vegetation and then having a bonfire. 
The estate is a mixture of beautiful Northumberland countryside, stunning landscapes and gardens, like the Pinetum, formal garden and rock gardens  so there’s plenty to enjoy during your stay. It was also the first house to be powered by hydroelectricity, so there’s lots to discover indoors as well as out when you get some time off.

About the accommodation

The bunkhouse is a traditional conversion of two cottages formerly used for Victorian woodland workers. Located in Northumberland, just 12 miles from Alnwick and in the centre of the vast Cragside Estate. There are fabulous views overlooking Tumbleton Lake and surrounding hills.

Facilities: garden, washing machine, tumble dryer.

Bedding: No bedding/linen provided.

 

Notes for guests

What to bring: Sturdy footwear, such as work boots/wellies recommended

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 - 5pm on bank holidays.

Email working.holidays@nationaltrust.org.uk

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