Volunteer Days are run with our partners Forestry England, in conjunction with the Churnet Valley Living Landscape Partnership, headed by Staffordshire Wildlife Trust.
Every year, we organise a series of community volunteering days in late spring/ early summer to tackle the invasive species, Himalayan Balsam which is causing issues across the UK. These events are free to attend and all our volunteers are rewarded with a free tea and scone! Community volunteer days are organised by the Ramblers Retreat with our partners Forestry England and led by the Churnet Valley Living Landscape Project, headed by Staffordshire Wildlife Trust.
If you’ve got any free time; from half an hour to a full day, we’d really appreciate the help! We‘ll all be working together to remove this invasive, non-native plant species from specified areas of our beautiful SSSI valley to allow native plants to flourish, our actions will also hopefully clear space for the development of Dimmingsdale’s amazing bluebells next spring as well as so many other benefits!
When we’re not making and serving delicious meals, drinks and homemade cakes you can find us out in Dimmingsdale, showing a lot of love and appreciation to a hidden gem that we’re so lucky to work in!
From litter picking, chatting to and directing our lovely visitors and carrying out conservation work with our partners Forestry England, we’ll always do what we can to care for the valley we call home.
Take a look at our events here to find out when our next volunteering session is taking place!
30th October 2023
Santa is coming to Dimmingsdale! This year you can join us on Saturday 9th December or Saturday 16th December for breakfast with Santa! We’re...
26th September 2023
Boxing Day at the Ramblers Retreat. Wednesday 27th December Our Boxing Day festive lunches are back! Spend a wonderful day with family...
All volunteer work is planned & authorised by Forestry England in partnership with the Ramblers Retreat.