Record of my work experience with Exmoor National Park

Posts tagged Land Management

Work experience 15-05-2014

Work experience 15-05-2014

This week we were continuing work on a new footpath that was being cut through woodland to replace an old footpath that had collapsed into the river due to recent flooding. This had required some careful planing work and the line of the new footpath had to be agreed by planning agencies and local council. […]

Work experience 08-05-2014

Work experience 08-05-2014

Today we completed work on a fence being put in for a land owner and added a flood gate over the stream which the fence crosses. This job demonstrated the political nature of some requests on Exmoor National Park as the land owner is technically responsible for the fence, but as it is alongside a […]

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 […]

Hedge removal

Hedge removal

We had a hedge at college that was dying back and needed to be replaced. We discussed the replacement options and it was decided that a Beech hedge (Fagus sylvatica) would be the best replacement is it is a native tree and makes an excellent hedgerow plant that will provide a screen all year round […]

Journey down and enrolment

Journey down and enrolment

On Wednesday I made my farewells and travelled down to Somerset. The journey was a great time to think and consider the huge change I have made. I have left my job, my house and my ex girlfriend behind to change my life completely and do the very thing that inspires me and I know […]