An invitation to join one of our work parties …

Work party volunteers clearing weeds from the community orchard at Etton High Meadow


Can you spare time to help us?

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.

Removing hawthorn bushes from a sheep grazing area

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.

Social distancing is maintained

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. In the current Coronavirus crisis numbers working in any one place are restricted and social distancing is maintained.

A busy day at Swaddywell. Photo: Chris Gray

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 by send an email to: 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, although the food sharing is on hold because of Coronavirus.

Party time at Swaddywell. Working party members enjoy lunch after another hard working session. The picture, by Sue Welch, was taken before social distancing measures were introduced