Get a taste for the wild at volunteer day

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A VOLUNTEERS taster day is being held in the Peak District National Park - to give people first-hand experience of conservation volunteering.

“Volunteers are extremely important to the work we carry out,” said Kathy Clarke, visitor services manager.

“Without their help, we wouldn’t be able to complete a lot of tasks which are vital to the conservation of the area.”

Most of the eastern moors of the Peak District are open access, with a network of bridleways and footpaths, as well as internationally renowned climbing edges.

Among its many visitors, the site attracts wildlife enthusiasts and adventure sport seekers.

The taster day has been set up as a joint venture between the RSPB and the National Trust. Visitors will be able to get hands-on with habitat surveying and woodland work.

The taster day will run from 10am to 3pm on Sunday, January 13. Participants should meet in the Curbar Gap car park, on Clodhall Lane.

For more information on the event, or on becoming a Peak District National Park volunteer, contact the Eastern Moors team on 07738 738 844.

Alternatively, visit www.easternmoors.org.uk for more details.