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September 2018

Low Wray Farm – A case study -Managing change in a World Heritage Site.

September 19th @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Low Wray Farm, National Trust Volunteer Centre
High Wray Basecamp, Ambleside LA22 0JA United Kingdom
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Low Wray is a 90 hectare lowland Lake District farm on the NW shores of Windermere forming part of the Wray Castle parkland, owned by the National Trust. It lies within the newly designated Lake District World Heritage Site. An intensive dairy farm until the early 1990’s, and seriously affected by multiple recent flood events, the focus now is to restore the historic parkland, while maintaining a viable farm business, and protecting and enhancing the Blelham Tarn SSSI and nearby…

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Shugborough Estate – starting from scratch!

September 28th @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Shugborough Estate – National Trust, Milford ST17 0XB United Kingdom + Google Map

Shugborough is located in the heart of Staffordshire on the boarder of Cannock Chase. It is a Grade One listed parkland complete with an historic working farm, woodlands and a patch of heathland, all together totalling 900 acres. Join us for a day looking at how Shugborough Estate went through the transition from county council to National Trust management specifically in the outdoors. We will cover the change in management techniques from access and visitor safety to landscape and farm…

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October 2018

Managing Mousehold Heath for People and Wildlife

October 10th @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Mousehold Heath, Meet at: Cafe Britannia, Britannia Road
Norwich, NR1 4LU United Kingdom
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Mousehold Heath is a unique 88 hectare area made up of heathland, grassland, woodland and recreational open space, less than two miles from Norwich City Centre. As well as being Norwich largest and most well-used nature reserve and green space, it has significant wildlife, landscape and historic value. Our focus of the day is to discuss working with the community to restore early successional habitats in an urban environment. In the last 15 years, there has been extensive works to…

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Stronger Together – Working in Partnership

October 12th @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Ryton Pools Country Park Coventry, CV8 3BH United Kingdom + Google Map

The day will explore how   working with partners in various guises has benefitted Ryton Pools Country   Park. We will share our learning, from working alongside colleagues and   volunteers in other organisations and how it has been instrumental in unlocking   finance and labour resources, as well as   opening up new opportunities for site development. Case studies will include: A HLF funded project led by Warwickshire Wildlife Trust. Site conservation management initiatives assisted by Butterfly Conservation Biodiversity…

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