I’ve been the assistant ranger for Hawkshead and Claife for nearly twelve months now but I've been a visitor to the lakes for the last 30 years. Climbing the fells and canoeing the lakes, I’m sure, set the foundations for me wanting to work in the countryside. I have spent a number of years volunteering for National Trust and have worked for zoos and Wildlife Trusts, so I have a keen interest in wildlife and conservation. I have also spent too many years as a tree surgeon, so I’m also very keen on my trees!
The National Trust is Europe's largest conservation charity. In the Lake District, we look after a
quarter of the National Park, 125 mountains, 24 lakes, 59 listed buildings, 14 holiday cottages, 3
campsites and 90 tenanted farms. We welcome 19 million visitors throughout the year, opening the
Lakes up for ever, for everyone - Four seasons, One Lake District.