Friends of Dalby Forest

Volunteering in the Great Yorkshire Forest


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Wonderful Weather for Working the Willow!

It was lovely weather for our work task this morning weaving in the new shoots and generally tidying up the willow structures in the park by the visitor centre. There were a few spaces where the willow hadn’t taken so we also planted to fill them in. We also welcomed 3 new volunteers, Lizzie, Mike and Sue. Thanks for coming everyone!

 

 


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April’s work task

This month we did some more pruning by the visitor centre as well as laying more woodchip by the new pencil maze at the park. We had a good turn out as it was then followed by our AGM. There are lots of exciting plans afoot and activities to get involved in, so watch this space!

Peter gets stuck in!

Peter gets stuck in!

Jeni and her shears

Jeni and her shears

Shovelling wood chip!

Shovelling wood chip!

The new pencil spiral maze at the park

The new pencil spiral maze at the park

Our 2015 AGM meeting at the visitor centre

Our 2015 AGM meeting at the visitor centre


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David’s Seat

David Walker was one of the original committee members when the Friends of Dalby Forest were first formed. He played many roles arranging licences, insurance, finding funds for play equipment and organising events including the first forest festival. He was part of the 100 Tree project and was a member of the walking group who planned the Woodcock Way. He walked every week in the forest. When he died in August 2012, his family asked if he could be remembered in Dalby in the forest he loved. We are pleased to say that you can now find David’s Seat at the start of the Yellow walking trail, looking down onto a wonderful view to the visitor centre. Take a moment to sit and enjoy the forest when you next pass just as David did.

David Walker on the route of the Woodcock Way

David Walker on the route of the Woodcock Way

David's Seat

David’s Seat

View from David's Seat

View from David’s Seat