Walling and Woodlands

Snowdonia and Llyn, Conwy
Walkers in Snowdonia
The exterior of Hendre Isaf, Wales
The sitting area at Hendre Isaf, Wales
The bunk room at Hendre Isaf, Wales
Walkers in Snowdonia The exterior of Hendre Isaf, Wales The sitting area at Hendre Isaf, Wales The bunk room at Hendre Isaf, Wales

At-a-glance details

  • Dates11 May 2020 to 15 May 2020
  • Holiday typeShort break
  • AvailabilityNo longer available
  • Activity type Coast and countryside, Rural skills
  • Cost£140
  • Physicality6
  • Holiday code20KSZ138
  • AccommodationHendre Isaf Bunkhouse

About Walling and Woodlands

Learn the art of dry-stone walling with instruction from experienced rangers.

Spend a couple of days helping us to repair and restore the historic boundaries and learning traditional walling techniques on the Meirionnydd properties. You will be working in some of the most important woodlands in Europe for bryophytes and lichens, and on some of the National Trust's oldest properties. For the remainder of the week we move on to the Ysbyty Estate carrying out a variety of woodland tasks to improve habitats for wildlife, from woodland clearance and brashing to thinning out newly planted plots.

About the accommodation

Set in a peaceful part of Snowdonia, this 400-year-old converted barn sleeps 17 in two dormitories over two floors. The stone and slate construction has retained much of its original charm and there is also a barbecue area and picnic table to enjoy the location on the Ysbyty Estate.

Facilities: garden, drying room, washing machine, tumble dryer.

Bedding: pillow and base sheet provided.

Notes for guests

What to bring: Steel toe-capped boots and gardening gloves recommended and please bring appropriate outdoor/work clothing

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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