Verenigd Koninkrijk | Natuur en natuur

Samen met 7 andere vrijwilligers ga je voor 14 dagen naar een natuur en natuurproject.
Het project duurt van 1 t/m 15 juli.

Let op: naast het inschrijfgeld betaal je ter plekke nog een lokale bijdrage van £ 80.  (Ca. € 91)
We'll be creating a local nature reserve in Kilmarnock, a short walk every morning from Dean Castle. We'll do a variety of practical conservation tasks in the two weeks, including path work and planting, to make a haven for wildlife and people. We’ll also be creating a wildflower meadow to benefit bees, butterflies and birds and maintaining wildlife hedges and woodland around the park.
The volunteers will be housed at a new residential centre in the country park just along the main drive for the castle. There will be four to a room in bunk beds.There is sufficient space that men and women can sleep in different rooms. There is a kitchen with cooking equipment available for the volunteers to use at the centre as well as a recreational space. There is no need to bring sleeping bags.
Dean Castle Country Park is in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire and featured as one of the filming locations for the famous Outlander series.There are plenty of tourist attractions within easy reach of Kilmarnock including Loch Lomond, Isle of Arran, Glasgow, Edinburgh or beautiful beaches of Troon and Ayr. Local volunteers who are part of our Friends of Dean Castle Country Park group will join in the volunteers for a couple of days. Last year we also brought a dance group in to do folk dancing with the volunteers and we would repeat this if there’s interest. There are local pubs and cafes nearby. There is also a cinema in Kilmarnock.
Dean Castle Country Park covers over 200 acres, and is nestled in the heart of Kilmarnock. The Country Park boasts beautiful woodland walks, an adventure playground, urban farm, visitor centre, tearoom, shop and a fantastic 14th century castle housing world class collections including historic weapons, armour and musical instruments. You can explore the park using scenic paths and trails – each season brings with it ever changing plants and wildlife that you might spy along the way. With over 80 hectares of countryside within a very urban area, the park is a great place to get away from the stresses of everyday life and see some fantastic wildlife. Volunteers will take part in environmental and conservation activities throughout the park, depending on the needs of the park at that time.
A love of nature and the outdoors and willingness to work in all weathers.
Sunshine is not guaranteed. Outdoor clothing that can get muddy, waterproofs, sturdy boots and/or wellies are essential.

Dean Castle




Soort werk






Aantal vrijwilligers

8 (4 mannen en 4 vrouwen)


18 t/m 100 jaar

Lokale bijdrage

£ 80 (Britse Pond)


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