Thursday, 19 November 2015
This week Chris and Rob, two of the learning officers from Carding Mill Valley were accompanied by Emma and Joe, two of the placement students from Harper Adams University to represent the National Trust at a careers fair at The Community College in Bishop's Castle. This involved talking to students about their career aspirations and advising them about routes into the countryside sector.
Thursday, 12 November 2015
(Photos courtesy of Eric Brown).
The TTF (Tuesday Task Force) have recently been helping to cut and split wood from the log pile in the top car park. This supplies the log boiler which heats the tearoom, shop and office.
Tuesday, 3 November 2015
On the 2nd November a dense fog descended on the valley, leaving the tops of the hills clear, this provided the perfect opportunity for some photos!
|View of the valley from the Burway|
|Carding Mill Valley|
Thursday, 22 October 2015
Over the course of this month the FTVs (Full Time Volunteers) spent numerous days restoring the tables outside the tearoom and on the rooftop terrace, this task involved sanding the tables back to plain wood and oiling them with linseed oil.
|Before and after.|
Sunday, 18 October 2015
Keep an eye out for our four new FTVs (Full Time Volunteers) in the valley or out on the hill, they are taking over Charis' role as the placement students, all from Harper Adams University studying Countryside Management. If you see them be sure to stop and have a chat, they are very friendly!
|James, Emma S and Joe|
Tuesday, 13 October 2015
On October 1st the ranger team began controlled heather burning on the hill. This is part of the management to encourage regeneration, and therefore provide a mixture of age ranges in the heather. The fires are controlled with beaters and a high power water jet is on standby to put out the fire when the burn has covered the required area.
|Lighting the heather.|