As the earth warmed and the avian symphony began the sun shed it’s dappled light through the trees and we set about the task ahead.
Our team for the day consisted of our very own Dunsland Volunteer Group and Community Ranger as well as Full time Volunteers, all kindly giving their time to help us improve access to this wonderfully intriguing historical Parkland, a walk through which reveals walled gardens, ancient trees, rare lichens and numerous other natural treasures.
As time has passed our car park has become somewhat tired and as such was in need of a bit of a face lift. Within hours our plucky team had re-surfaced the whole car park, installed drainage pipes to prevent waterlogging and beautifully re-assembled the stone coin at the entrance.
The weather was kind, the banter was great, some new skills were learnt and in the process the car park has now become more usable to locals and visitors alike.
I did forget the cake though!
Thanks to everyone who was involved and I’ll look forward to seeing you on our next work day.
If you have an interest in volunteering then please do get in touch. We’d love to speak to you. See the National Trust website for details.