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A volunteer force for our Churnet countryside

A lot of small projects add up to a big difference when local people work together.

This project aims to make some of the special, hidden places in the Churnet Valley easier to visit.

We built paths steps, stiles and bridges and cleared rhododendron on local nature reserves.

We also created two new trails to help people explore what the Churnet Valley has to offer. The first, ‘The Plateway Trail’ focuses on places connected with the early limestone industry and the first railways. The second trail leads through the historic lands of the Earl of Shrewsbury around Wootton and Oakamoor.

Some of the tasks are quite massive, impossible … but having a big group you forget that and have a good crack at it and do the job.

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Hear Richard Whiting from the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust talk about this project

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Hear about where you can go to see this work