Last weekend (4th & 5th June) we decided to treat our very loyal volunteers to a nice trip over to the Lake District for a change of scenery. The weekend started well as on the journey to the Lakes, once we got past Appleby the weather changed from a misty miserable day into a sun soaked paradise. Unfortunately, we forgot to start an appropriate ‘Summer Holiday’ sing-a-long to mark the upturn in the weather.
Once we had reached our destination at a car park just outside of Hawkshead we set off on a nice 4 mile jaunt around Tarn How’s led by our very knowledgeable volunteer Gill Hale. We continued the rest of Saturday with tea and cake, a game of smite at our accommodation at High Wray Basecamp and lastly an evening meal in Hawkshead.
On Sunday, we shot off early doors to do some bracken bashing with Pete Stevens, Academy Ranger, in Great Langdale. As per usual our volunteers powered through the work so we had an enjoyable lunch break and then ended the day with a spot of wild swimming in Dungeon Ghyll. It was a really enjoyable weekend.
The volunteers are an important part of the North York Moors team and the National Trust and without them we could not achieve as much as we have as a team. We hope that the volunteers enjoyed the weekend and will continue to support us. All credit for the photos go to our volunteer Benjamin Weschenfelder.