Following the success of the Heritage Skills Fair in Carlisle in June, Countryside Consultants took part in the Heritage Skills Festival at Souter Point Light-house which was held on 23rd - 25th September 2011. The event was organised by the North of England Civic Trust Heritage Skills Initiative and there were lots of heritage crafts on show and a chance to try your hand at some skills yourself, including traditional roofing, blacksmithing, and even coracle making! There were also some interesting talks and the chance to meet a variety of heritage professionals and contractors. Dr Jonathan Foyle opened the event by abseiling down the lighthouse, and our own Sarah Winn very bravely followed his example and abseiled down herself! All this in the setting of a beautiful National Trust property.