Record of my work experience with Exmoor National Park

Monthly archives for March, 2014

Work experience 27-03-2014

Work experience 27-03-2014

Today we set out to do some signposts on rights of way. First job was to load the signs and tools into the Land Rover before heading out The first job was a familiar location, in the background you can see the bridge I helped to construct several weeks ago, the sign was attached to […]

Work experience 20-03-2014

Work experience 20-03-2014

Today we were building and painting signs to go out to various locations on Exmoor. A work ticket is generated with the text for the sign, the direction the finger must point in and what is on each side of the finger. So a finger with 3R would mean pointing to the right and text […]

Work experience 13-03-2014

Work experience 13-03-2014

Today we went Swailing out near Oare. This involves controlled burning of heather or gorse to encourage regeneration and maintain the heather and gorse habitat on the moor. We drove up onto the section of moor we would be working on with a tractor to pull the bowser full of water that would be used […]

Hedgelaying at home 27-02-2014

Hedgelaying at home 27-02-2014

On Thursday I set out to lay the hedge at the bottom of the garden. This was interesting as it is half Hazel (Corylus avellana) and half Beech (Fagus sylvatica) The hazel was excellent to use as stakes and the thinner tips as binders for the top of the finished hedge. I used another selection […]