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Dry stone walling engaging and learning new skills to improve the AONB landscape


Our Volunteers have been busy continuing with Beach Cleans up and down the coast over the busy summer periods helping keep our beaches clean and reduce marine litter. Our focus on nest watching intensified as multiple sites had multiple chicks and our volunteers covered many long shifts and weekends to help limit disturbance and monitor the chicks progress to fledging. Big Thanks to those who volunteered to monitor and positively engage members of the public as well as acting as a sentry for predators on the prowl.

We worked up a plan to fix some dry stonewalling on the Links Road to Bamburgh repairing collapsed sections and improving the landscape along the popular route. One of our great volunteer leader Andy who had previous training through Coast Care in Dry stone walling, led on the task and a multi skilled team of volunteers alongside members of the Berwick Youth Project and King Edwards VI work experience students picked up the hammer and joined in, learning a new skill and getting stuck in we repaired several sections of Wall, impressed by our efforts and passing on skills the Bamburgh castle estate made a generous donation to the Coast Care Trust, which helps support, equip and train our volunteers. 

"I met some wonderful people and really felt that my work helped make a difference to my local area."

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