Even for our experienced rangers, it can be difficult to navigate the forest of restoration and conservation area RER. There are no paths or roads, vegetation is thick and the waterlogged soil can be treacherous.

So imagine making that same journey while carrying a 30kg sandbag on your back.

That’s the challenge faced every day by our canal blocking team, who must sometimes carry the heavy bags for miles in order to build the dams that are a vital part of their work.