Fell Care Day

Eycott Hill was a busy place on Tuesday this week as lots of volunteers came along to help us as part of the annual Fell Care Day, organised by Friends of the Lake District.

The sun was shining again (or maybe it always shines on Eycott Hill!) and the event organisers provided lots of cake – all you need for a lovely day!

We had 19 volunteers helping us to plant wildflower plugs in one of the fields we are restoring to flower rich meadow. This was a mixture of rough hawkbit, red clover, wood cranesbill and black knapweed. In summer next year we should have some colourful hay meadows for you all to enjoy.

Another 7 people took part in a dry stone walling course. As well as helping people learn traditional skills we got a 5m section of wall repaired that will help to make reserve stock proof. We have cattle grazing the nature reserve all year round so we need to be able to control where they go to maximise the benefits to the land.

Thank you to everyone who came to help. If you couldn’t make it we’ll have lots of other opportunities to volunteer so get in touch.