HOLIDAYMAKERS from across the country descended on Marsden for a break with a difference.
The first working holiday of the National Trust's calendar took place in Marsden with volunteers helping out with fencing, gate building and vegetation work.
Volunteers from London, Oxford, Milton Keynes, Blackburn and Leicester helped local conservationists on the Marsden Moor Estate.
Estate warden Philip Weiss said: "The estate falls within two Sites of Special Scientific Interest and a European Special Protection Area as well as forming the northern part of the Peak District National Park.
"A number of holidays have been arranged throughout the year and can involve such things as heather spreading, tree planting, bio-surveys and preparation for the annual plant fair."
For more information on the holidays or just volunteering in general contact the National Trust at their Marsden Moor Office on 01484 847016.