Practical Volunteering

Practical Volunteering in the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)

The new Mendip Hills AONB volunteer programme is now available with a variety of practical tasks to help care for sites in the AONB.  The work programme is continuing to repair footpath furniture on popular routes, helping with work to improve routes on Black Down and undertaking dry stone walling.

The volunteer group set up last year has recently cleared scrub and trees from wildlife sites, repaired and built stiles and learned how to lay a hedge with traditional tools. 

In May, volunteers have the chance to learn traditional lime mortar walling to help restore an historic wall at The Pound in Rodney Stoke. The AONB ran a training event here last year and are now returning to continue the work.

The task will take place Monday 28th & Tuesday 29th May 2012 led by Woodlouse Conservation, specialists in lime mortar work. Ideally volunteers should be available for both days as the first day is training and the second is putting it into practice.

If you would like to book onto the lime mortar walling activity or join other volunteering tasks, Contact Owen Jones by email – mendipvolunteers@gmail.com or phone 07770 646161 or visit www.mendiphillsaonb.org.uk/volunteering

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