Cutting, Counting & Cleaning at Cradle

At last, on the third attempt, the Hounslow Heath Circuit track has been pruned back. We started this in October last year, got snowed under, literally and had to leave it unfinished. The second attempt got a lot further but there was so much to do it needed another supreme effort on the 6th May. […]

Santa goes WILD

Santa joined WILDCARE Cradle Mountain Volunteers for their Christmas barbecue held on Mieke and Brad’s beautiful farm. Following a pleasant lunch in the gardens, members were taken on an interesting tour of the old homestead and shown the horse drawn farm implements which are still used today. Much fun was had by all when Santa harnessed up […]

No Highwaymen on Hounslow Heath

In the 17th and 18th centuries the area of Greater London known as Hounslow Heath was famous as a tract of land crossed by major roads and horse-drawn carriages that were often the subject of attention of highwaymen brandishing pistols. This is in stark contrast to Cradle Valley’s Hounslow Heath Circuit that, as a Grade […]

SPRING? Volunteer Program at Cradle

Volunteer track workers on the Spring program at Cradle Mountain recently experienced very wintry conditions. Some people would be happy to stay tucked up in a warm cabin on days like this but not the hardy souls from WILDCARE Cradle Mountain Volunteers who spent hours out working on the Maryland and Hounslow Heath Tracks (which were more […]