The Next Step….


After 6 months as a Volunteer Ranger Kate tells us about her next big adventure.

Wicked and wild, it's a nature blog

Well I have come to the end of my six month volunteering placement with the National Trust in West Exmoor and what a time I’ve had. Fantastic experiences, wonderful opportunities, great people and the chance to live in a truly breath-taking part of the world. I’ve learnt a lot; the rangers taught me how to identify trees by their bark in the winter, the Lead Ranger taught me how to identify wildflowers by their leaves, I know how to fell a tree and hang a gate. Most of all I know that I am doing what I really want to be doing. And in my final couple of weeks there was still time to learn a lot more.

Myself and Harry spent a few days in Combe Park woods with one of the National Trust’s volunteers from a few years ago, Paul. Paul is a local lad who has an…

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