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 have recreated this age-old role on our woodland reserves to help the Coombes Valley and Consall Wood reserve team maintain the extensive network of footpaths to the high standard that our visitors deserve. You will play a part in choosing your section of path to maintain, approximately 1km in length (or more if you prefer).