News from Jo Day for September 2012

  • Great British Walking Festival

    13:38 17 September 2012
    By Jo Day

    Use your feet to show your love of the Great British Countryside this autumn. Take part in our Great British Walks.

    Sunday 28th October 2012 2pm-4pm
    The Human History of Sandscale Haws
    Pristine wilderness or post-industrial site?  The hidden history of a nature reserve. 
    Approx 1-1.5 miles


    Wednesday 31st October 2012 10am -12.30pm
    Winter birds of the Duddon Estuary
    See thousands of wading birds at high tide roosts and the possibility of migrating ducks and geese over the estuary
    Approx 4-5 miles


    Meet: National Trust Car Park, Hawthwaite Lane, Roanhead (SD 200 756)

    What to bring and what to wear: Bring food and a drink if required. Please wear stout boots or shoes and bring waterproofs.

    Suitable for: Mostly moderate but with some uneven terrain over sand dunes, shingle and grassland. May involve crossing stiles.  Children are welcome if accompanied by an adult who will remain responsible for them at all times. Please note that in the event of severe weather or other safety issues events may have to be cancelled, shortened or changed on the day.

    More Info: Contact the rangers on 01229 462 855 / neil.forbes@nationaltrust.org.uk

  • Winter Weekend Volunteer Days

    10:10 17 September 2012
    By Jo Day


    11am-3pm

    27th October 2012
    24th November 2012
    15th December 2012
    19th January 2013
    16th February 2013

    Jobs could include scrub bashing, pond vegetation removal, repairing of boardwalks and fencing.

    Meet: National Trust Car Park, Hawthwaite Lane, Roanhead (SD 200 756)

    What to bring and what to wear: Bring a packed lunch and drink. Wear old clothes, stout boots or wellies and bring waterproofs if needed. We recommend that all conservation volunteers have an up to date tetanus inoculation.

    Suitable for: Anyone with a reasonable level of fitness. Children are welcome if accompanied by an adult who will remain responsible for them at all times. Please note that in the event of severe weather or other safety issues events may have to be cancelled, shortened or changed on the day.

    We Provide: Tools, gloves, hot drinks and biscuits. We also have a limited supply of wellies and basic waterproofs that we can lend to volunteers.

    More Info: Contact the Rangers on 01229 462 855 / neil.forbes@nationaltrust.org.uk

News from Jo Day

Photo of Jo Day

Having looked across the Duddon Estuary to the lakeland fells for 3 years it was time to jump across and start working for the West Lakes team. It has been a big leap from a sand dune system but I'm getting stuck into the more practical side of "Rangering" and sharing my love of the ecological side of things with my new team. Hopefully I'll see you at our 50 things events here in Wasdale!?

Email:
joanne.day@nationaltrust.org.uk