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National Trust on the North West coast

Sunshine with freezing temperatures
Sunshine with freezing temperatures

Coming in to stack site
Coming in to stack site

Lunchtime but too cold to stop for long
Lunchtime but too cold to stop for long

Incoming with bundle
Incoming with bundle

Steep work site with narrow valley hence the horses
Steep work site with narrow valley hence the horses

A really lovely contract extracting mostly Lodge Pole pine off a variety of steep banks and narrow gulley’s to a point where the tractor and trailer could get in. We were fairly lucky with the weather as it was dry most of the time but the temperatures were well below freezing and we worked in falling snow on our last day. For me that was probably the worst camping experience I have ever had and I will definitely be trying to upgrade my sleeping arrangements next year.

Tiptoeing through standing timber
Tiptoeing through standing timber