Heather and mulled cider – December 2021 volunteer day

Mist abounded this morning as our volunteers arrived ready to get stuck into more willow weaving.

Continuing work on the forest campsite from our last volunteer day, we made extra fencing posts, finished weaving the willow and silver birch pitch boundary, and also tied in the moon gate entranceway. 

Landscaping was the other task for the day. We worked on creating a small mound around the campsite boundary that borders the heathland slope to act as a barrier against surface water run off, and planted this with heather relocated from the area where the communal roundhouse will be built. We also dug a fire pit for the second pitch, and lined this with stones.

A well deserved lunch of curry, mince pies and mulled cider was enjoyed together around the fire before we returned to finish off the fence weaving. We continued until dusk, when the fading light and call of owls let us know it was time to call it a day. The mist descended once again as we gathered to admire our hard work and share gratitude for a lovely day.

This was our last volunteer day of the year but please contact us if you’d like to join us in the New Year as a volunteer; or visit our conservation and volunteering page to find out more.