Tree planting

Tree planting

In addition to the areas of plantation woodland on the nature reserve itself, we manage three areas of ancient woodland around the nature reserve: Barnsdale, Armley and Hambleton Woods. From time to time the woodland needs a boost to aid tree regeneration and help...
Stick Dressing Day

Stick Dressing Day

Stick dressing is the craft of making and decorating walking sticks to aid mobility or working sticks/crooks as tools. This craft has developed from its original practical purpose into an art. The handle of the stick is fashioned into whatever takes your imagination....
Willow Weaving Experience

Willow Weaving Experience

Weaving of willow and other natural materials is a craft that has been undertaken for thousands of years, traditionally for baskets and other household items as well as sheep hurdles, garden supports and fencing. Today, willow weaving is as much of an art as it is...
Hedgelaying Experience

Hedgelaying Experience

Hedgelaying is a heritage skill which has been practiced for hundreds of years and is one of many techniques which can be used to manage hedgerows. A well-managed hedgerow is thick and bushy and creates an impenetrable barrier to sheep and cattle, whilst at the same...
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