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26th January 2022...

It was a blustery, dull day but we popped down to do a winter check on Gillside and Tongue Gill woodlands at Grasmere which Friends of the Lake District manages on behalf of members Bev and Jo Dennison.

Glimpses of sun lifted the spirits together with the amazing views as always over to Grasmere and Rydal and across to Helm Crag. It is always an anxious moment checking woodlands after lots of storms so it was a relief to find no walls were down and that there was not more damage.

Unfortunately we have lost several large mature trees, felled by winds at the roots, and there will be lots of work for our trusty volunteers on our next workparty day restaking – if you want to join us and help us to look after this and many of our other properties you can now see our full workparty volunteering schedule for 2022 and book places via our work party section>

It is always upsetting to see mature trees damaged and down but it was encouraging to see the amazing growth of the trees we planted 8 or so years ago and the vast number of seeds on the alder trees. We plan to harvest some and spread on the exposed slopes at High Borrowdale to see if they generate!