Northumbria National Trust Volunteer Group

Work Programme July - December 2017

Work days normally take place every other Sunday, and start (at site) at about 10.30 am, until mid-afternoon (depending on time of year, weather, how we get on with the task etc.). It is important to contact the workday co-ordinator on the evening of the previous Wednesday. If you do not have a printed version of the programme, please contact the Secretary by e-mail by the Tuesday if you want to go out (to give us time to arrange if this is possible). If you do not have your own transport we will try to arrange a lift, but this entirely depends on there being someone else travelling from nearby. If you do have transport, please consider giving a lift to those who don't. Travelling expenses are re-imbursed by the National Trust at a standard rate based on mileage.

Please note that it may be necessary to change tasks or even venue at the last minute as weather, availability of wardens, condition of ground etc. may make the task unrealistic.

Work programme July - December 2017
Date Work site Task
2 July Northumberland Coast Northumberland Coast - “vegetation management”
16 July Gibside Gibside - compost boxes
30 July Washington Old Hall Washington Old Hall - clearing
13 August Wallington Wallington
27 August TBA
10 September Cragside Cragside - rhododendron cutting
24 September Gibside Gibside - Himalayan balsam
6-8 October Lake District Weekend Lake District weekend
22 October Allenbanks Allenbanks - birch thinning
5 November Wallington Wallington - Rothley
19 November Northumberland Coast Northumberland Coast - Gorse clearing
2-3 December Gibside Cragside Christmas weekend


Contact info | Page last updated: July 2017