Monthly Archives: October 2016

Sign of things to come……..

The Estate can look forward to a revamp of it’s signage to improve the National Trust image and provide better direction. There is a regional project afoot to produce a standard template, along with design and content for all property … Continue reading

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Anyone for scrub?

On Thursday the volunteers had a multiple choice of jobs to work on – Emily’s wild garden, potting up in the greenhouse, grass burning at Piccadilly Hill, or scrub clearance near Step’s Hill. The majority of the thirty four volunteers … Continue reading

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Louise Prideaux

In the “myvolunteering” newsletter for October, Louise Prideaux the N T’s volunteering correspondent for the South West, wrote a piece about being a “voice for the countryside”. Visiting the Countryfile Live exhibition at Blenheim in August where the N T … Continue reading

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The good old days!

The Sunday volunteers worked on the bridleway which runs down from the Monument and Moneybury Hill, to the riding stables on Stocks Road. In the old days, this right of way now beloved by horse riders and mountain bikers was … Continue reading

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Deer Parks

Once again more than a dozen of the volunteers along with several dogs took a stroll around Woburn, much of it in the deer park, but only using public footpaths. The route took them from the car park (free) opposite … Continue reading

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Frithsden Vineyard Coffee Morning

Further to our Volunteers Coffee Morning post on the 11th October, Babs has firmed up a date at Frithsden Vineyard for Wednesday 2nd November at about 11.00am. We are expecting to pay for the tea, coffee, cakes and wine, but there will … Continue reading

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What is it?

What is it? What does it do? It’s a conundrum. It looks impressive, and it looks splendid – a natural link between the man-made features of the Visitor Centre and the landscape of the Estate. Is it to enclose something, … Continue reading

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The season of mists and rutting

The volunteers turned out in force despite the inclement weather to view the annual rut taking place in Thunderdell Park. For fallow deer the rut takes place in October. With over one thousand two hundred deer on the Estate it … Continue reading

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BLOG on………

November is National Blogging Month according to the Woodland Trust. Let’s get the whole Estate talking about the landscape and habitat at Ashridge, during the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness! Whether you have blogged before or not, now is … Continue reading

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Volunteers’ Coffee Morning

Babs has suggested that we have another coffee morning for the volunteers, similar to the last one at Hill Farm in July. The venue at Hill Farm is not available this year as they are awaiting planning permission for their … Continue reading

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