Work in the woods

South Lakeland Countryside, Cumbria
Volunteer learning woodland skills on a working holiday
Acland Bunkhouse, High Wray, Cumbria
The communal area at Acland, High Wray, Cumbria
A dormitory at Acland, High Wray, Cumbria
Volunteer learning woodland skills on a working holiday Acland Bunkhouse, High Wray, Cumbria The communal area at Acland, High Wray, Cumbria A dormitory at Acland, High Wray, Cumbria

At-a-glance details

  • Dates16 February 2019 to 23 February 2019
  • Holiday typeTrust
  • AvailabilityPlaces available
  • Activity type Coast and countryside, Rural skills
  • Cost£170
  • Physicality6
  • Holiday code19JTP108
  • AccommodationHigh Wray Acland Bunkhouse

About Work in the woods

Help to reinvigorate and ensure the future of the beautiful woodlands in the South Lakes.

The South Lakes have the largest area of woodlands in the Lake District, ranging from ancient oak woodland to plantations which supply our saw mill. Come and learn how they are managed by helping with a variety of tasks, from coppicing and fence removal to clearing woodland archaeological sites and controlling invasive species like rhododendron. You’ll spend the week reinvigorating these important habitats, learning about their past and ensuring their future.

About the accommodation

Located in its own peaceful wooded grounds above Lake Windermere with great fell views. The bunkhouse consists of two single-storey cabin-style constructions: the Longland and the Acland. The Longland is made up of three buildings with a large common room with log burner and separate blocks for the dormitories and shower block. The Acland is a self-contained single building. There are large private grounds with a fire pit and barbecue areas.

Notes for guests

We have a full complement of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), so we provide safety boots, working waterproofs and gardening gloves.

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 to 5pm on bank holidays.

Email working.holidays@nationaltrust.org.uk

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