Learn more about the landscape and heritage through walks, talks and other events. Volunteer to help at events, to carry out surveys or practical conservation tasks. Become a champion for the AONB by raising awareness in your own community and by supporting local projects.
Volunteering for the Trust
We are always looking for new volunteers, so whether you are interested in data recording, helping at events or carrying out practical conservation tasks on our reserves, we’d love to hear from you.
Volunteer tasks planned for November 2018 are:
- 1 November – Please meet at Coldwell Parrock north gate where we will be carrying out wall building, hedge and verge coppicing, brush cutting and scrub management including a bonfire.
- 8 November – Please meet at Coldwell Meadows where we will be bean pole cutting, verge coppicing, brush-cutting and ground levelling. We will also have a bonfire to manage some of the cuttings and we will be inspecting the stock security on the new land.
- 15 November – Today we will be at Teddy Heights south gate at the Gingerbread Well paddock raking mown hay, managing scrub and brush-cutting.
- 22 November – As 15 November.
- 29 November – We will be meeting at Guard Hill Lane Steele family reserve to extract wood fuel for Trust volunteers and brush-cutting on encroaching grassland scrub.
All practical conservation tasks unless otherwise stated start on site at 10.00 am and finish at 12.30 pm, meeting at the following grid references.
- Coldwell Parrock North Gate SD 479 779
- Coldwell Parrock South Gate SD 479 777
- Teddy Heights North Gate SD 474 793 – Please note that there is no parking on the approach road.
- Teddy Heights South Gate and Meadow SD 475 789
- Coldwell Meadows SD 476 776
- Guard Hill Lane Steele Family Reserve SD 472 800
- Storth School SD 475 802
- Warton School SD 499 724
- Sandside Cutting SD 478 807
- Arnside Coastguard Station SD 449 782 – Access on foot via the Promenade.
If you would like to come along, just turn up and all training and introduction will be given on site. However, if you wish, you can contact Bob Pickup beforehand on 01524 761740 or firstname.lastname@example.org for informal discussions on what we offer and our aims.
You will need to wear weather-appropriate clothing and footwear and bring a hot flask or bottle of water. Protective gloves are available on request. All tasks will be appropriated to the skills, experience and health of any individual; all we ask is that if anyone is concerned in any way about what they are being asked to undertake that they bring it to the attention of the task leader. Unfortunately, unlike some national bodies, we are unable to provide any expenses for travel etc. It is advisable to always check the website before setting off just in case a late cancellation has to be made.
Further details on these tasks and other volunteering opportunities can be found on the What’s On page.
- Telephone: 01524 761034
- Email: email@example.com