Start of Spring Cleaning!

Wednesday, March 7th 2012

Bannock, twister dough (cooked on Willow sticks) and hot potatoes were on the lunchtime menu today. The Tuesday team of volunteers worked hard to tidy an area of plantation and cooked up a feast on the bonfire to celebrate the end of the winter work season.

Bonfire Feast

Students from the Dales School re-surfaced a footpath with the woodchips from the coppiced Hazel.


Everyone worked extremely hard and moved a huge pile of woodchips. What a great team effort!

Resurfacing the footpath

The Hazel area down by the beck is looking lively already and catkins are adding a welcome splash of colour.

Hazel Catkins

Behind the Tower hide, Simon landscaped the spoil that was removed from the lake re-profiling project this time last year. This patch is now ready for re-planting with trees such as Hazel, Oak and Hawthorn.


This is one of the first places that visitors see when they walk in from the parade square and is now looking really smart.


This is the view from the top of the bank.

Landscaping 2

And from the path at the bottom.

Landscaping 3

The whole reserve is starting to take shape and Elizabeth took this beautiful picture of the moorland today.



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