A NORTH Yorkshire national park is looking for volunteers to help look after one of its estates.

North York Moors National Park Authority is looking for volunteers to look after its Levisham Estate.

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According to the authority, the site is rich in natural and cultural heritage which is often described as "the North York Moors in miniature."

In just over 3,000 acres, the estate holds almost everything that gives the National Park its special character, such as landforms, ancient woodlands, world-class archaeology, wildlife habitat and heather moorland.

The Majority of the Estate is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest, with some sections also classified as Special Protection Areas and Special Areas for Conservation.

The National Park Authority is looking for new volunteers who will work as part of a team delivering practical conservation activities across the Estate.

The authority say asks would include hedge-laying, tree planting, fence repairs, clearance of small ditches, bracken bashing and removal of gorse and invasive plant species.

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Anyone interested is asked to contact the authority by emailing volunteers@northyorkmoors.org.uk before Friday September 24.


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