Wednesday 21st November 2012
7o Celsius and raining, not the sort of weather the Conservation Team have become accustomed to on a Wednesday! Despite the inclement weather, five hardy volunteers set off with Keith to prune the laurel bushes on the ride up towards the Banqueting Hall, a task last undertaken in January.
|A soaked volunteer|
Equipped with secateurs we set about our task, the aim of which was to improve the vista and give a clear line of sight down towards Gibside Chapel. Some of the prunnings were collected to be made into Christmas decorations later (two tasks in one job!).
After a coffee break in Renwick’s Café at the Stable Block we returned to finish our task, and then it was off to the Pontop Shed for lunch.
|Mary resting on her laurels!|
|View down the ride|