I must apologise for taking so long to produce our autumn/winter programme. By now, we have made a start anyway. It’s been great to catch up with many of you helping to clear gorse and brambles from the top of Godrevy Warren in recent weeks. Nice also to have some new people joining in – all hands are needed, as you know, the hilltop provides a lovely view of the vast swathes of scrub we need to reduce!

Godrevy Warren, 17th Oct 2019. It’s a struggle working up here, terrible views……

We’ve also enjoyed the company of the rare-breed Whitbred Shorthorn cattle (‘Cumberland Whites’) while we work. Many hands (and mouths) make light work, as they say.

Exciting news that many of you already know is that we are now very close to the Friends of the Towans being an official, free-flying charity! I’m very grateful in particular to Dorothy, Paul and Liz who have waded through some tedious forms etc to get to this point. We’ve just created a logo – see end page – and will now develop a website to start promoting ourselves more widely.

This is perfect timing for us to play a full part in the new Dynamic Dunescapes lottery project, which starts in earnest in early 2020, but even more importantly, means that we will be well-established to continue our work after that project has finished.

Thanks for your continued work and company, and I hope to work with you again very soon.

Martin ‘the Ranger’