27th January 2012

Althorp, Northamptonshire

A recce. Last year, Alnwick - this year, Althorp, the location for an technical update event organised by IOSH's Rural Industries Group. A fine, clear day, a visit to a splendid location, and staff at a host venue interested in making the event, when it is held in late March, a success. Our purpose is to consider the venue's facilities and plan a route for the practical element of the day, exploring the park and gardens for discussion of key elements of tree safety management. Details of the event are here.

Later, since it is such a fine day, there is an opportunity to explore the Northamptonshire countryside around the village of Harlestone, where there are fine buildings in warm, local stone; ancient trees; and a profusion of ladybirds.

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