News from James Archer for April 2012

  • National Garden Scheme "Wordsworth Daffodil Legacy trail"

    11:44 21 April 2012
    By Roland Wicksteed, Dave Jackson, Dave Almond, James Archer, Neil Winder, Ben Knipe

    The 1st of April saw the National Trust open Dora's Field in Rydal in partnership with NGS. We had over 200 visitors come through the gates to enjoy the sea of Yellow daffodils and hear the history of this wonderful place.
    Every year NGS gardens across England and Wales welcome about 750,000 visitors. Most gardens which open for the NGS are privately owned and open just a few times each year. Some gardens open as part of a group with the whole community involved. The NGS donate to The National Trust which helps train the heritage gardeners of the future.
    Diane and David from the NGS
    Dave and Joyce our hard working Volunteers
    The day was a huge a success and we would love to do the same next year.

News from James Archer

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Lead Ranger for Great Langdale and the Lowther Commons.

I've worked in the Lakes for over 30 years now, with the last 28 for the National Trust! Originally I was involved with estate work and footpath maintenance. This lead on to a real interest in Public Access and the realisation that this landscape is so important to so many people around the world.

When not at work my interests are archaeology, geology, walking , mountain biking and now a (slightly nervous) novice sea kayaker!

Blog:
http://centralandeastlakesrangers.blogspot.co.uk/
Phone:
07796 186680
Email:
james.archer@nationaltrust.org.uk