Shining Cliff hostel is owned by the Grith Pioneers, a charity with the aim of protecting, improving and conserving the physical and natural environment of the land owned for the benefit of the public.

The charity is made up of members, they hold a regular AGM and they welcome volunteers to their regular work days in the woods, carrying out tasks to help them maintain this beautiful woodland.

Wednesday Fettle, Kettle & Cake Volunteer sessions. (Fortnightly sessions)

Volunteering is a great way to meet other people, have a go at a new skill or help others to learn a skill, to be active outdoors and these sessions provide a space for you to have some time out in the woodland; all of which are known to improve wellbeing.

The tasks will require participants to be able to walk along the uneven and sometimes steep woodland footpaths, be willing to have-a-go at a variety of tasks, be willing to spend time with like-minded people and spend some of the session making a cuppa and eating cake…or a healthy snack if preferred!

Tasks can include woodland maintenance, such as coppicing, path repairs and clearing, rhododendron pulling, sign maintenance & litter picking. Tasks may also involve helping to care for Shining Cliff hostel, the hostel in the woods.

This is a one off two hour session at the hostel.