Help return meadows to their former gloryWest Dorset, Dorset
- Dates1 November 2019 to 8 November 2019
- Holiday typeTrust
- AvailabilityPlaces available
- Activity type Construction, Rural skills, Coast and countryside
- Holiday code19ATP256
- AccommodationStone Barrow Bunkhouse (formerly Golden Cap)
About Help return meadows to their former gloryReturn meadows to their former glory through scrub control and infrastructure maintenance.
The fabulous grassland meadows along the Jurassic Coast need your help. Work alongside our rangers to clear invading scrub and rebuild dry-stone walls to help to return the meadows to their former wildflower glory. This holiday has been running for a number of years and the value of the nature conservation work carried out is having a real benefit to the site, its grassland habitat and its wildflowers. Once there was scrub now there are orchids. Bonfires and amazing coastal views are guaranteed.
About the accommodation
Offering peace and tranquillity in a unique location. Situated in an elevated position on Stonebarrow Hill with magnificent views overlooking Lyme Bay and across to Golden Cap and Chesil Beach. As part of the Golden Cap Estate it offers access to over 25 miles of footpaths including the South West Coast Path. The basic accommodation has two bedrooms with bunk beds, lounge, dining room, kitchen and bathroom. There is a garden area with picnic benches and a barbecue.
Notes for guests
What to bring: steel toe-capped boots are essential for scrub cutting and dry-stone walling.
A standard kit list can be found on our Essential Information page.
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