Welcome to Langdyke

The Langdyke Countryside Trust is a community organisation dedicated to the preservation and conservation of the natural and built heritage around Peterborough and Stamford centred on Helpston, the home of the Peasant Poet John Clare who so loved his local countryside.

Could you be a volunteer?

If you are interested in nature and conservation and want to make a difference to the countryside around you please consider helping us out as a Langdyke volunteer.

By offering a few hours every now and then you could be part of an ambitious group of people taking a positive approach to the nature and cultural heritage on our doorsteps.

Work party volunteers repairing a fence at Etton Maxey

We need  volunteers to work on our  reserves.  Without them Langdyke would not be able to maintain the landscape it cares for in tip top condition.

The volunteers carry out a wide variety of tasks including clearing undergrowth, controlling trees, maintaining fences and keeping an eye on the trust’s flock of sheep.

Most of the work parties, working out of bases at Etton, Swaddywell and Castor,  are advertised via facebook, but if anyone is interested in taking part they can contact the trust through the website emailing:  editor@langdyke.org.uk

The work suits all age groups, shapes and sizes and can be carried out at your own pace and to your own capabilities.  It usually ends with a cup of tea or coffee, cakes and a good chat.

We’re on social media as well

Please visit our Facebook page for up to date news and events and our Flickr sites  for great photographs taken on our reserves and surrounding area. There are direct links to these sites at the bottom of the side bar on the right.

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