Heavy rain and strong winds did not deter a hardy group of volunteers clearing and burning bramble during a special event at Northam Burrows Country Park.

Using rakes and forks the large group of volunteers took only a few hours complete the task, which is part of an ongoing nature conservation project.

Beginning in 2013, the Scrape and Scrub Management Project has helped to control scrub and improve conditions for the park’s rare plant species.

Regular volunteer events have played a pivotal role in the success of the scheme and have helped to re-establish a population of Water Germander, which is found at only two other sites in England.

Lead Ranger Michael Day said: “Thank you to all the volunteers who attended the event despite the dreadful weather.

“Everyone worked really hard and we got the job done in record time.

“It is important that this work is carried out every year to control spreading bramble and create better conditions for the wildflowers.

“I hope everyone comes back in the summer to see the fruits of their labour when the Burrows is in bloom.”

To find out about more nature conservation at Northam Burrows Country Park and the events that run throughout the year click here.