At the start of September the National Trust’s Durham and Yorkshire volunteer groups took part in a working holiday at the National Trust’s Wallington estate in Northumberland. As well as having lots of fun we did our bit and helped spruce up and relay a footpath which was in need of repair and carried out some shrub clearance.
Highlights of the weekend included free entry to the magnificent Wallington mansion and walled garden, a tour of the estate by the Wallington rangers, an epic game of chairs (a jenga-like stacking game), a late night wander, and of course – a lot of hard graft!
Chris recorded the clip below of a Fox from Wallington’s wildlife hide, watching it stalk right up to the hide, filming the end just before it got spooked. You can also see a Greater Spotted Woodpecker at the end of the video…
A great weekend!