COMMUNITY groups are being offered the chance to enjoy a free residential volunteering break in the Peak District.
The Stepping Stones to Nature project is throwing open the opportunity to people from parts of North Staffordshire so they can get involved in hands-on projects in the countryside.
They will stay at the Peak District National Park’s residential centre at Marsh Farm, in Meerbrook, near Leek.
Activities are being organised with help from the ranger service and include dry stone walling and coppicing.
The offer is available to groups in Stoke-on-Trent and the Newcastle borough wards of Cross Heath, Madeley, Halmerend, Audley and Bignall End. People living in Biddulph East, Haregate in Leek, and Hammersley Hayes in Cheadle, are also eligible.
Groups should cover a maximum of eight people, all over the age of 16. In most cases, transport assistance to and from the centre will be available.
The Stepping Stones to Nature project is being run by a partnership, which includes Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, the Peak District National Park Authority, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), and Staffordshire Moorlands District Council.
To find out more about the residential experience, contact communities officer Karen Camara on 01538 309416 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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