The volunteers must have been good as they had a surprise visitor to their workday at Raddick last Wednesday, 7th December. Santa arrived bearing gifts of mulled wine and mince pies.
Santa posing for a group photo. Photo: Adam Sparkes

Santa posing for a group photo. Photo: Adam Sparkes

He even offered to help.
Santa tries his hand at strimming. Photo: Derek Collins

Santa tries his hand at strimming. Photo: Derek Collins

Before his arrival, 12 busy volunteers had been clearing the remaining cairns in the cairn field and making pathways to connect them.
Volunteers at work. Photo: Adam Sparkes

Volunteers at work. Photo: Adam Sparkes

We were pleased to locate cairn B that had been recorded many years ago by Sandy Gerrard but lost under the vegetation.
The lost cairn.  Photo: Adam Sparkes

The lost cairn. Photo: Adam Sparkes

Thank you to all who worked so hard all day. There is still further work to do, so we will be returning in the new year.
Many thanks to Santa (aka Adam Sparkes) for ending our day in such an amusing way. Few will forget the sight of a figure in red striding across the moors to see us! We enjoyed the warming wine and mince pies too.