Young Rangers January 2013

Tuesday 12th February 2013

This month the Young Rangers had the chance to explore Cheddar Gorge both above and below ground.  National Trust Ranger Hayley Dorrington met the group and explained how the task for the day was clearing scrub from the slopes of the gorge to enable limestone grassland and wild flowers to establish.  During the task a goat and a Soay sheep arrived on site as they were keen to get on with grazing the newly cleared area to play their part in improving the biodiversity of the site.

After working hard for several hours it was time to head underground and the Young Rangers visited Gough’s Cave to learn about how the amazing limestone landscapes of the Mendip Hills and the caves beneath our feet were formed.