Natalie Pownall, Academy Ranger at the National Trust, has asked us to advertise the forthcoming balsam bashing days which start on Monday 18th June.  Many HSS members volunteered last year to do this.  You can stay for as long or as short a time as you wish. 

This is what she says:

‘We want as many people bashing at the Crags as possible to increase biodiversity and reduce flood risk. The aim is 1000 people!
The sessions are in the day this year instead of the midgey evenings!
Here’s the link to our balsam bashing drop in sessions which gives full details of timings, dates etc.
There are 6 sessions in the next two weeks 
Hope you can help us spread the word – share with your friends!’