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Mountain bikers help with tree project

Posted 23 February 2010
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Mountain bikers have joining in a tree planting project in the Lake District alongside other volunteers during the half-term break, it has been revealed.

Charity Bass Reflections said that a major tree planting session on February 20th saw people dressed in cycle gear jump off their mountain bikes and join in the work at Masmill Forest in the Whinlatter Forest Park, leader of the Reflections planting project Rachel Graham noted.

She stated: "It was fantastic that an amazing project, which has seen around 2,000 saplings planted, got the boost of a further 200 oaks at the weekend."

One effect of planting oaks and other native trees in the vicinity will be to improve the quality of the water that will flow down from the forest into Bassenthwaite Lake.

Mountain bikers can enjoy panoramic views in the Whinlatter Forest Park on the single track Altura Trail, which rises to 1,600 ft above sea level.

Posted by Dan Mirza