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We are a volunteer support group who help the National Trust by carrying out practical outdoor conservation work at its properties in the Northumbria region, covering Northumberland, Tyne & Wear and County Durham.

Rainbow over Dunstanburgh Castle. Gorse burning in foreground

We meet once a fortnight on a Sunday at the various properties. Workdays usually start at 10.30 am and go on until about 4.00 pm, depending on the weather, type of work and proximity to teashop.

Current work programme
June-December 2021

4 JulyNorthumberland Coast Ragwort
18 JulyGibside Weeding and mulching in walled garden
1 AugustGibside Weeding and mulching in walled garden
15 AugustGibside Weeding and mulching in walled garden
29 AugustNorthumberland Coast  
12 SeptemberDurham Coast Meadow grass removal
26 SeptemberAllen Banks
9-10 OctoberGibside   
24 OctoberCragside 
7 NovemberAllen Banks 
21 NovemberNorthumberland Coast  Tree planting at Tughall Mill
5 DecemberNorthumberland Coast Tree planting at Tughall Mill