Part Five - Andrew
Over the last five months, completing the John Muir Award as part of the Countryside Skills with Ranger Training course has been an exciting and interesting experience. During the course we had the opportunities to work with some great organisations, The John Muir Trust, The Woodland Trust and Nevis Landscape Partnership. Through these organisations we visited and explored some interesting locations and learned a lot about them. As part of visiting these different locations we took part in tasks that would benefit the areas including halo thinning in Glen Nevis, stile Building at the Allt a’ Mhuillinn and juniper planting at Loch Arkaig.
We were lucky to be able to come to a new area in March and allowed to do practical work during the lockdown, and it was great to see the areas change through the seasons. As well as the practical tasks we also had some interesting discussions regarding land use, land access and people’s responsibilities in the areas. It was great knowing that what we were doing will have a positive impact on the sites and in the future, we will be able to come back and see this.