Thursday, 9 June 2016
I spent another fine and sunny day at Killynether Woods, near Newtownards, County Down, yesterday.
The grounds - comprising 42 acres - and Killynether House, a substantial mansion (since demolished) were donated to the Trust by Miss J H Weir in 1937.
I was with thirteen other National Trust volunteers.
We were in a field beside the road, gathering and burning tree cuttings.
Several wooden fence posts were also hammered into the ground.
There are three horses in an adjacent field and it is expected that they will be grazing in the field we worked in today.
This field has a large pond, where we sat and had our packed lunches.