Work in the woodsSouth Lakeland Countryside, Cumbria
- Dates16 February 2019 to 23 February 2019
- Holiday typeTrust
- AvailabilityLimited places
- Activity type Coast and countryside, Rural skills
- Holiday code19JTP108
- AccommodationHigh Wray Acland Bunkhouse
About Work in the woodsHelp 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.
Similar working holidays
Help the ranger team at Gibside look after its eighteenth-century landscape.
Join local rangers in hazel coppicing and small-scale charcoal production.
Join the rangers in the White Peak clearing areas of understorey and scrub to improve the woodlands and increase biodiversity.