Work in the woodsSouth Lakeland Countryside, Cumbria
- Dates15 February 2020 to 22 February 2020
- Holiday typeTrust
- AvailabilityPlaces available
- Activity type Coast and countryside, Rural skills, Construction
- Holiday code20JTZ110
- AccommodationHigh Wray Acland Bunkhouse
About Work in the woodsWoodland 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.