On a dull and drizzly day at Dam Mire Wood in Threlkeld yesterday, hardy volunteers arrived from Keswick, Cockermouth, Mungrisedale and Watermillock to lend a hand and help with the transformation of the two hectare piece of land gifted to Friends of the Lake District by member and local resident Prof Mike Hambrey. 

Volunteers got busy tending tree saplings already on-site. Pulling out grass and re-staking newly planted trees as well as making minor repairs to the drystone wall boundaries. Friends of the Lake District has already been working with West Cumbria Rivers Trust and Threlkeld School children on the site, planting over 1000 native trees including hazel, holly, hawthorn and oak as well as installing 'leaky dams' which help to slow the flow of water across the land.

A few pictures from the day of our wonderful volunteers hard at work. Read more about Dam Mire Wood in our regular Blog updates>

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