Record of my work experience with Exmoor National Park

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Work experience 10-02-2015

Work experience 10-02-2015

Today we were modifying dog gates and replacing signs. The first job was to modify a dog gate to allow larger dogs through. Dog gates are a sliding piece of timber held in place next to stiles, the sliding timber can be raised to allow dogs to pass through the gap, the timber then falls […]

Work experience 03-02-2015

Work experience 03-02-2015

This week we were out repairing and replacing signs. On North Hill near Minehead there are two signs that have been broken by livestock rubbing against them. We are taking signs out that are thicker than normal in an effort to prevent this happening again. We loaded the signs into the Land Rover and set […]

Work experience 20-01-2015

Work experience 20-01-2015

Today we were out replacing gates all round Exmoor, before we set off we loaded up the Land Rover with all the tools and gate furniture we might need, making sure we had spares of everything. Straps (top and bottom), bolts, large fencing staples (long and short), hanging pins (drive-in and threaded) and all the […]

Work Experience 13-01-2015

Work Experience 13-01-2015

First job today was an “A Ticket” which is an urgent ticket that requires immediate action. A tree had fallen across a well used path next to the river near Tarr Steps and this needed to be cut up and removed as quickly as possible. Tools were loaded into the Land Rover, chainsaws, PPE, spare […]

Work experience 09-12-2014

Work experience 09-12-2014

Today we were fixing signposts We loaded up the land rover and set out with the various signs to be replaced The first sign was out in the middle of some moorland and had to be dug out, this sign had been put in with “postcrete” to hold it steady and was more difficult to […]

Work experience 02-12-2014

Work experience 02-12-2014

Today we set out to replace a metal gate with a wooden gate on some farmland which a right of way crosses. As the ground was wet and access was tricky, we decided to take the Mule out with all the tools we needed. We loaded all the tools and the gate onto the Mule […]

Work Experience 25-11-2014

Work Experience 25-11-2014

This week we set out to repair two gates and fit a signpost. The two jobs were on either side of the moor, so travel time would take up most of the day. We loaded all the tools we would need into the new Isuzu D-Max truck and set off for the first location. The […]

Work experience 18-11-2014

Work experience 18-11-2014

Today we had two jobs to get done, fitting a replacement gate post and digging in two posts to take a chain to cordon off an area of a car park. We loaded the digger as this would be needed for moving the solid oak posts and digging the holes for them The post had […]

Work experience 04-11-2014

Work experience 04-11-2014

Today we set out to repair and fit a number of gates. We gathered the tools and put them in the mule as access to the gates was down bridleways which were too small for a land rover. The mule also has the benefit of lower soil impaction and leaves less obvious imprints on the […]

Work experience 14-10-2014

Work experience 14-10-2014

Today we set out with several maintenance jobs to do, re-locating signs, repairing a stile, repairing a dog gate and putting up new signs. The first job was repairing the dog gate, the old rails had rotted through and needed to be replaced, but the original gate furniture was still in good order so we […]