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It’s a hull lot better this week

This week, we have been busy getting the National Trust boats prepared for the new season.  We use the boats within the Strangford Lough Marine Nature Reserve to monitor the populations of seals and birds and to access the islands to carry … Continue reading

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Beach combing – without a bang

Beach combing can be great fun.  You never know what you will find – often a colourful shell, curiously patterned stone or interestingly shaped piece of driftwood. However, during a recent beach clean, the National Trust Volunteer Group discovered something … Continue reading

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Put “Trust” in your New Year’s Resolutions

It’s January again so it must be time to make those New Year’s resolutions. We promise ourselves the same things every year: “I want to get healthy by taking regular exercise, perhaps loose a bit of weight, get out and … Continue reading

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Mud, Sweat and Christmas Cheers

After we finished at Cullintraw this morning, we all returned to the Old Schoolhouse on the Portaferry Road to warm up and indulge in some mulled wine, mince pies and other tasty snacks. We had certainly worked up a healthy appetite … Continue reading

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Welcome to Mud, Sweat and Volunteers

The National Trust manages over 5000 Hectares of Strangford Lough (on the east coast of Northern Ireland) and much of its surrounding farmland and woodland, within one of the most scenic and biologically diverse landscapes in the country.  Our small … Continue reading

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