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  • Volunteer recruitment fair at Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses

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    Thursday 9th July, 11am – 4pm

    Looking for your next adventure?

    Come to our volunteer recruitment fair to find out how you can put years of skills and experience towards our cause, or try your hand at something brand new.

    Whether you love to share stories, want to get your hands dirty, bring history to life for our younger visitors or really enjoy making the perfect cuppa – we’ll find a place for you.

    There’s a great variety of roles here, and you can learn about them all at our recruitment fair. Staff will be on hand to explain the training we can offer you to get you started, and you can meet our existing volunteers to find out from them what it’s like to be part of the team.

    Helen Selkirk, Community Engagement Officer says ‘For many of our volunteers, what they love about spending time with us is making connections – with the history of the Rock Houses, with our visitors, the incredible landscape, and the other volunteers. Meeting us at the Recruitment Fair is a great way to make that first connection, and see where volunteering could take you.’

    Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses are supported by the work of over 100 volunteers, but we still need more . If you are interested in how you can be part of the care for this unique place, please do come along to meet us on Thursday 9th July. If you are unable to make the date, but still want to find out more, get in touch on kinveredge@nationaltrust.org.uk or call us on 01384 872553.

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    For further press information and images please contact: Helen Selkirk at helen.selkirk@nationaltrust.org.uk or 07990561008

  • Kinver Edge to host a BioBlitz, a fun wildlife recording event for the whole family

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    Friday 12 – Saturday 13 June, 4pm – 4pm.

    This June, wildlife lovers and nature experts are invited to help the National Trust at Kinver Edge complete our biggest ever wildlife survey. We are holding a BioBlitz – a race against the clock involving rangers, experts and members of the public to record as many different species as possible.

    Over 24 hours we will be searching for reptiles, birds, insects, mammals and plants with a programme of walks and activities that the whole family can get involved in. Stay up late on Friday night to hunt for moths and listen to bats, join us in the early morning on Saturday for the dawn chorus, go on a ramble to look for snakes and lizards, and lots more.

    Basecamp will be our pop-up laboratory where you can check your finds under microscopes and have a go at a handling table. Throughout the Saturday there will be nature-related crafts and activities and you can even go on a LandRover Safari for a really wild adventure across the Edge!

    Helen Selkirk, Community Engagement Officer for Kinver Edge says:

    ‘We know that a lot of people love to visit Kinver Edge for the breath-taking views and colourful heath. Now they have a unique chance to discover all the other animals that call this special place home. Find out what is flying above your head at night, what lurks amongst the heather and up in the trees, and why we have some seriously surprising coastal species in the West Midlands!’

    All discoveries will be submitted to local wildlife record centres and the National Biodiversity Network to help understand how the wildlife of our heath and woodland is changing. The findings will also help to determine the conservation management needs of Kinver Edge.

    The BioBlitz is part of the National Trust’s coastal conservation project called Neptune, and 24 BioBlitz events are being hosted along the 775 miles of coastline National Trust look after. [1].Kinver Edge will hold the 25th BioBlitz because although land locked, this beautiful sandstone escarpment was once formed of ancient sand dunes and the survey will help uncover how some coastal wildlife can live away from the sea.

    For more information on the Kinver Edge BioBlitz, with the programme for the 2 days visit http://www.bnhc.org.uk/bioblitz/kinver-edge-national-trust-bioblitz/

    For information on other National Trust BioBlitzes, visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/bioblitz

  • Half Term Fun On the Edge!

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Find out about where to eat or stay in Kinver Village, what businesses and shops trade in the village and how to enjoy a full day out in this wonderful little oasis of the Black Country. There is plenty to be enjoyed by all the family for tourists, and villagers alike. A brilliant location to live or to visit for a holiday.
Browse our pages for information regarding the heritage of Kinver village and Kinver Edge - an area of outstanding natural beauty which has been found to be incredibly important historically. Please Follow Us or contact us if you have any information you believe would be of use, or if you are interested in advertising on our pages.

The award winning village of Kinver and the surrounding countryside is steeped in history dating back thousands of years. The centre of Kinver village was planned in the feudal 13th century during the reign of the Plantagenet Monarchs, and the original burgage plots along the High Street remain today. There are plenty of Tudor Houses and Inns which have won awards for their restoration. The village was within the Royal Forest of Kinver, and nearby Stourton Castle was the Royal Hunting Lodge and Royal Forester’s lodge for King John. Kinver Forest was part of a large forest which included Wyre and Morfe Forests. Whilst the forest is a shadow of it’s once large expanse, Kinver can be easilly located with good accuracy in Google Earth from a great height.

Kinver Edge is a woodland sandstone ridge high above the village offering fantastic views across the West Midlands and surrounding counties, now owned by the National Trust. The sandstone rocks date back 230 million years to when dinosaurs roamed the planet, and are said to be the last inhabitated caves in Europe. The Martindale Caves were restored and reopened to the public in 2012. The Staffs & Worcs canal passes through the village at Dunsley, and is popular for boaters passing through on a boating holiday, walkers, cyclists and anglers.

Download one of our featured walks with a route map to enjoy the pleasant and tranquil countryside in and around Kinver, Dunsley and Compton.