The Countryside Infrastructure
Things in the countryside do slowly deteriorate with age and need looking after – I am talking about the infrastructure, not the volunteers – whether its paths getting waterlogged, wooden bridges going rotten, or signs needing re-painting. Two of the regular tasks every year are:
At Aberlady, a big task in the autumn and spring is the erecting and dismantling of two kilometres of electric fencing (it does get switched off before we do it!), used to keep the sheep in their enclosure for the winter. This isn’t a strenuous task but does require a bit of walking. All tools and equipment provided, as usual.