The DPA conservation volunteers had near perfect weather for their controlled burn on DPA land at High House Waste on Thursday 17 March 2016.

The swaling burn gets under way.

The swaling burn gets under way.

This annual swale is part of a land-management strategy for controlling gorse, and helps to provide a mosaic of habitat with a diversity of moorland plants, including heather and bilberry.

The DPA conservation volunteers who took part in the swaling.

The DPA conservation volunteers who took part in the swaling.

All went well this year with a good result and, despite a rather brisk breeze: volunteers’ fire-beating techniques, equipment and preparations successfully met the challenge of containing the flames!