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

  • Dates15 February 2020 to 22 February 2020
  • Holiday typeTrust
  • AvailabilityPlaces available
  • Activity type Coast and countryside, Rural skills, Construction
  • Cost£180
  • Physicality7
  • Holiday code20JTZ110
  • AccommodationHigh Wray Acland Bunkhouse

About Work in the woods

Woodland management in the stunning Lake District.

The South Lakes has the largest area of woodlands in the Lake District, ranging from ancient oak woodland and landscaped glades to plantations which supply a saw mill. Learn how these woodlands are managed by taking on a variety of tasks - from coppicing and fence removal to clearing woodland archaeological sites and helping to control invasive species like rhododendron.
At the heart of the work will always be a commitment to a conservation purpose: recognising and protecting the special places and ways of working that define the Lake District. You’ll spend the week reinvigorating these important habitats in an incredible setting, while 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.

Facilities: garden, drying room.

Bedding: no bedding/linen provided.

Notes for guests

What to bring: We provide safety boots, working waterproofs and work gloves. However, please note that we do not provide towels or any bedding so you will need to bring sleeping bags, pillows etc.

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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