Weekend Tree Ranger

Upper Wharfedale, North Yorkshire
Volunteers weed around newly planted trees
Exterior of Town Head Barn, Yorkshire
The sitting room, Town Head Barn, Yorkshire
The dormitory, Town Head Barn, Yorkshire
Volunteers weed around newly planted trees Exterior of Town Head Barn, Yorkshire The sitting room, Town Head Barn, Yorkshire The dormitory, Town Head Barn, Yorkshire

At-a-glance details

  • Dates22 May 2020 to 24 May 2020
  • Holiday typeShort break
  • AvailabilityPlaces available
  • Activity type Coast and countryside, Rural skills
  • Cost£100
  • Physicality8
  • Holiday code20GSZ144
  • AccommodationTown Head Barn Bunkhouse

About Weekend Tree Ranger

Work in the wild Yorkshire Dales fells and help us maintain trees we've planted over the last few years.

With picture-perfect waterfalls, winding dry stone walls, blooming flower-rich meadows and craggy peaks where curlews cry, Upper Wharfdale is typical Yorkshire Dales territory, and where your working holiday will be set. The higher peaks like Buckden Pike and Old Cote Moor offer incredible views towards other Dales favourites like Pen-y-Ghent and Ingleborough. However, this awe-inspiring landscape takes a lot of looking after and among all this natural beauty we need your help to carry out routine tree maintenance.

Come and help us out by working on trees planted in rough and remote locations in Upper Wharfedale. The roads are too narrow for buses so you’ll walk to the work site, which will of course be in a beautiful location with views over the surrounding fells and dales. You may be collecting old tree tubes or firming up and weeding trees planted more recently. You’ll need suitable clothing and footwear as the weather can be unpredictable at any time of the year, but you’ll never forget your time here, or the views.

About the accommodation

The accommodation is located on the edge of the village of Buckden and at the foot of 702m high Buckden Pike. It is a 200-year-old converted barn with a large living room with open views up to Wharfedale into Langstrothdale. It is an ‘upside down’ building with the living room, kitchen and one bunk room on the first floor and two bunk rooms and bathroom on the ground floor. Each bunk room has two bunk beds. One is en suite, the other two share a bathroom/toilet. Town Head Bunkhouse does not have a garden next to the building but there is a National Trust picnic area with a built-in barbecue just 100 yards away.

Facilities: drying room, open fire/woodburner, washing machine, tumble dryer.

Bedding: pillows and mattress cover provided.

Notes for guests

What to bring: Warm and waterproof clothing essential. Footwear suitable for walking in the hills.

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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