News from Neil Winder 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.

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Area Ranger-Grasmere and Great Langdale.

Growing up in the Lakes naturally progressed to working in this beautiful area. After studying Countryside management at Newton Rigg College Penrith I spent time volunteering for the RSPB at Leighton Moss Silverdale. These experiences lead to employment with the National Trust whom I’ve been with for over 14 years now.
I’ve worked on the upland footpath team carrying out footpath repairs in the area and as Warden working on countryside estate work like walling, fencing and hedge laying.
As Area Ranger I’m Responsible for planning and coordinating general operations over 7800 Hectares of countryside portfolio.
I love the outdoors, getting out side in my work and also spending time walking with my family.
I’ve been known to enjoy bursts of trail running when my energy levels are high. I also have a passion for electronic music; I was a DJ for many years and hold a qualification in computer music production.

Blog:
http://centralandeastlakesrangers.blogspot.co.uk/