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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
January-June 2019

Date Property Task
6 January Northumberland Coast Gorse
20 January Gibside Brash and planting
3 February Cragside Ongoing Phytopthera control
17 February Cragside Ongoing Phytopthera control
3 March Gibside Tree thinning
17 March Wallington  
31 March Northumberland Coast Gorse
14 April Cragside Ongoing Phytopthera control
26-28 April Lake District  
12 May Durham Coast Boardwalk construction work
26 May Cragside Something with rhododendron
9 June Wallington  
23 June Allenbanks