On a blisteringly hot morning eventually 8 of us turned up at the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust Headquarters at Banovallum House in Horncastle. There had unfortunately been a road closed due to an accident, causing slight delays for some. Tammy, the LWT site manager, was there to open the gate and was on hand all day while working inside.
Some volunteers had never used the scythes before, so we started by showing them how to set them up. We then got on with the cutting and raking. We had a lot less to do than in the previous tasks here - fortunately, as it reached 30⁰C - so with lots of little breaks we worked until after 1pm to finish up raking the cuttings and removing them away to a wooded area.
We sat in the shade under the trees for lunch, which was when we decided that as we had finished early and with it being so hot, we would have a short walk into town to get ice cream. It seemed like a great way to finish off a great little task in the lovely surroundings.