Get out and about while helping to protect coastline

Some of the current volunteers.
Some of the current volunteers.

If your New Year’s resolution involves getting more exercise or more fresh air, then the National Trust may have just the thing for you.

The Trust is looking for new volunteers to get involved on the north Northumberland coast with a wide range of tasks including dune and grassland management, beach cleans, tackling invasive plant species or assisting with keeping our places accessible by helping with some maintenance of pathways, gates and stiles.

Rebecca Hetherington, head ranger for the Northumberland Coast, said: “Volunteering is a great way to get outdoors, get fit and meet new people, while at the same time helping to conserve and protect the Northumberland coast.”

The Northumberland coast portfolio covers 12 miles of coastline over a 40-mile stretch between Lindisfarne Castle and Druridge Bay.

Volunteer days are every Wednesday – it is entirely up to you whether you come out every week, once a month or just whenever you have a day free. All you need is some old clothes for getting messy and some wellingtons or sturdy boots.

To find out more about becoming part of the small, dedicated team, call the Ranger team on 01665 576 874 or email rebecca.hetherington@na