Tasty treats on offer at family ‘muck-in’ day

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GREEN-fingered volunteers are needed to help out at a ‘fun family Muck-In day’ in the Peak District.

The Eastern Moors Partnership, run by the National Trust and RSPB, is to hold the event on Sunday.

The Muck In Day will start at 10.30am, meeting in Curbar Gap car park on Clod Hall Lane, returning by 2pm – although people can leave earlier if they wish.

Organisers aim to clear scrubland and safely fell small birch trees to give larger oaks at the Millennium Oak Plantation some breathing space.

Katherine Clarke, of the Eastern Moors Partnership, said: “The birch trees are just the right size for people, including children, to learn to fell, and there are many other jobs, too.”

To keep people motivated and warm, the team will be lighting a fire and roasting marshmallows.

Participants should bring a snack or packed lunch and a pair of gloves, and are advised to wear old clothes, sturdy boots and outdoor clothing.

■ For further information, email enquiries@easternmoors.org.uk or call 07738 738844.