Volunteering at Slindon

South Hants National Trust Volunteers were at the forefront of ‘The Rise of Northwood’ project where they helped to erect tree shelters for a new wood pasture.

The project is being carried out on the National Trust’s Slindon estate, where they are converting areas of former agricultural land, back to to woodland.  An exciting five year project.

Trevor strikes a pose.



Learning to Fly Fish

The National Trust estate where I volunteer on has a number of fishing beats for fly fishing.  The season has just finished so the river keeper invited us to have a day on one of the beats to try fly fishing (Not sure anyone caught anything though!).  Bacon sandwiches on arrival then BBQ’d trout for lunch.  Very nice.  I liked the simplicity of the setup.  You have a rod, a reel, a landing net, and some flies.  That’s all you need.