No-mow May

  Its that time of year again when the grass begins to grow and the temptation to cut and roll our lawns into neat stripes is almost irresistible. However pleasing to look at, vast expanses of short, uniform grass provide little in the way of habitat and food for wildlife Read more…

New Ventures

Two of our volunteers, Adam and Arran are now working together at Adam’s gardening business Heritage Country Gardening. Arran has been working hard for us since October and Adam is working towards an RHS qualification, he is our volunteer profile in our newsletter this quarter.  They are already booking out fast Read more…

Twixtmas musings

Here’s hoping all of our friends, family and supporters have had a peaceful and healthy Christmas. I’m noticing that lots of friends are saying that they’ve really enjoyed the slow pace and low pressure Christmas this year. I know that for a lot of folk this will have been a Read more…

DUCKLINGS!

I know this is highly irregular to do two blog posts on one day, but I just realised I didn’t blog about our lovely lock-down ducklings! Those who follow us on social media will know this but Hillary laid 12 eggs and 9 hatched into lush little balls of fluff Read more…

Volunteers are back!

We are so pleased to have our volunteers back! It’s been really difficult just the two of us keeping on top of everything since the beginning of lock-down. In between home schooling, day jobs and the weather, we have just done what we can to keep it going so we Read more…

Wild times

This weekend marks the one-year anniversary of welcoming the wildflower nursery into the Higher Ground family! 🥳🌿 The AONB led and funded project completed in April 2019, handing the ongoing running of the nursery to a group of volunteers as a sub-project of Higher Ground. Since then the team have focused Read more…

Strange times

What strange times we are now living in. Since the lock down restrictions were announced three weeks ago we have been living in a peculiar, strained state of limbo. Like so many others we have been grappling with the concept of home schooling while trying to maintain some sort or Read more…

* * * Covid-19 UPDATE * * *

From June 12th, Higher Ground Allendale will begin to permit volunteers back on site. We will be strictly limiting the numbers of volunteers at any given time.

More information is available in the top menu on the website.

The public footpath from Shilburn Road to the exits at the bottom remains open. Thank you to everyone for observing these restrictions during this difficult time. We'll be up and running soon but for now, let's stay sensible.
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