HF Holidays joined forces with us to plant 1,500 young native trees in and around the Yorkshire Dales.
The trees are being planted as part of a wider project to create a unique area in Ormsgill Wood, close to Malham - the location of Newfield Hall - HF Holidays' country house in the Southern Yorkshire Dales.
The area has several streams flowing through it which are tributaries to the River Aire so the species planted were chosen for their suitability to the wet conditions. Each sapling is planted with a tree guard to protect it from being eaten by rabbits or deer while young.
Mark Queen, HF Holidays Assistant House Manager at Newfield Hall, and HF Holidays Walks Leader, Mervyn Flecknoe met with our Deputy CEO, Michael Devlin and Woodland Officer Carol Douglas, to install a small plaque to mark HF Holidays’ contribution on 21 January 2020.
The partnership is one of the many strategies in place to support HF Holidays’ plans to drive sustainability throughout the organisation and promote sustainable tourism.
To further support this worthwhile project, HF Holidays is offering a variety of volunteer days to the HF Holidays team in 2020.
It was funded with £15,000 from the Pathways Fund - HF Holidays’ charitable fund. This has helped to protect and improve the countryside where HF Holidays’ guests walk. It has been achieved through generous donations from HF Holidays’ members and guests.
In addition, the fund provides holidays to those who could not otherwise afford one.