Video: Glade tidings as woodland work is done on the hoof

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FOUR-WHEEL-DRIVE vehicles are all the rage but sometimes there is no substitute for old-fashioned horse power.

Mighty Shires and Clydesdales can cope with muddy conditions and steep banks as well as anything made by man.

Horse logger Peter Coates with his Clydesdale Nathan
Horse logger Peter Coates with his Clydesdale Nathan

For conservationists working for the National Trust in Yorkshire, the appeal is that these four-legged workhorses do not leave behind tyre tracks or diesel fumes.

 

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