Join the West Runton and Beeston Regis Heath team

Volunteers clearing gorse to encourage the heather

Could you cut it as a volunteer? Our volunteers need to be adaptable and be prepared to work outside in all weather. But it's rewarding and enjoyable work in good company.

Our volunteers concentrate on supporting our conservation work.
Conservation field work mainly involves the removal of those plants that tend to dominate if left to their own devices.
But we also do other work, including some re-planting and widening the rides through the woodlands.
We use machinery for this work and we'll provide training where appropriate. But there's still a lot of work done by hand and for this we'll provide gloves, ear defenders and hand tools as well as the machines.
In the main we work on Thursday mornings for three hours. Normally we work  from September to March, so as not to disturb the wildlife during the nesting/breeding season. With a refreshment break in the middle, it sounds easy. The reward is the sight of regenerating heaths and the knowledge that the diversity of wildlife is increasing.
Some volunteers at West Runton also choose to work at Felbrigg Hall and/or Sheringham Park. It's up to you.
Clearing gorse to encourage the heather to grow
Clearing the gorse to encouragethe heather to grow
Clearing gorse to encourage the heather to grow

Many hands make light of the work

Many hands make lighter work or so the saying goes. Join our group of volunteers and work hard to make our site more enjoyable for our visitors.

Interested? You will be made most welcome. Just email us.