Volunteer work party: Bracken Clearance, Birkrigg Common (28 August)

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Sat, 28 Aug 2021 10:00 to 16:00

Volunteer work party: Bracken Clearance, Birkrigg Common (28 August)

Join us to help clear bracken from important scheduled ancient monuments on Birkrigg Common, near Ulverston.

What: Volunteer work party to look after archaeological monuments

When: Saturday 28th August

Where: Birkrigg Common, Bardsea, near Ulverston. Meeting point will be sent out by email

Cost: FREE

Booking: Please contact us if you are interested in joining us so that we can provide enough tools and ensure the day complies with COVID restrictions. 

Help us clear bracken from Birkrigg Common, to help protect and conserve the important archaeological monuments that are hidden beneath. 

Full instructions, tools and all equipment will be provided.

  • Working parties will gather in one of the parking areas on the common and go out to site to undertake targeted clearance work. 
  • Minimum age 8 years old, but all children must be accompanied by an adult please as all work will involve using tools and can involve heavy lifting which may not be suitable for children. 
  • Please bring food and drinks as we are unable to provide refreshment facilities this year.
  • Wear suitable clothing for undertaking outdoor work- waterproofs, long-sleeved tops/trousers are recommended to protect from ticks. Please also bring your own work gloves if possible to reduce risk of COVID transmission. 
  • Note that work will involve manual removal of vegetation with slashers. A degree of physical ability/fitness is required, although work is paced to accommodate all (where possible).

There will be further volunteer workparties throughout the season - please search for 'volunteer workparty' in our Events listings for details.

Please contact us if you are interested in joining us so that we can provide enough tools. 

More information about our Heritage Lottery funded archaeological conservation projects.

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Volunteer work party: Bracken Clearance, Birkrigg Common (28 August)

What: Volunteer work party to look after archaeological monuments

When: Saturday 28th August

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