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Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Teamwork makes the dream work

Recently we all undertook a Lantra approved 4x4 training course, destination Bestwood Country Park due to it's challenging terrain.
Lots of things were covered including; failed hill start, winch rescue and working as a team to navigate through dense woodland.

We undertake these courses to better understand the vehicles we use on site but also so that we can apply the skills learnt in everyday running of a Country Park.
We used both our site vehicle and the trainer's Landrover to test the differences, and to see which one was better for different reasons. Both did very well on all tasks with the Ford Ranger just pipping the Landrover to be crowned the best all rounder. 

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Operation Bestwood

Recent goings on at Bestwood include;
  • Building steps down a Horse Trail so the riders can descend safely
  • Meadow sweeping to see what lies in the grasses of a Bestwood
  • Tree felling to open up light into existing pathways
  • Ragwort pulling on the Pit Top so this species does not invade too much space

Friday, 8 July 2016

Fox caught on camera again

Once again the Fox has been up to lots of shenanigans, seen here playing with a ball possibly???