What we're looking for
The term Lengthsman, coined in the 1800s, originally referred to someone who kept a "length" of road neat and tidy, Employed by local parish councils, their job was, to keep grass and weeds down in the verge, keep drainage ditches clear, and sometimes repair fences. Litter, such as it was in those times, was collected and even wild flowers were tended to. We'd like to re-create this age old role on our woodland reserves to help the Coombes and Churnet Valley reserves maintain the extensive network of footpaths to the high standard that our visitor deserve. You will play a part in choosing your section of path to maintain, approximately 1km in length (or more if you prefer).