Mar 12 2021

Rings around the Woods

Whilst a lot of society is in lockdown restrictions with local walks or exercise being the only solace people can take from a laptop or home schooling, I’ve been lucky enough to be out in the woods creating habitat. We’ve been working in Halls Cleave in...

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Dec 14 2020

South West Christmas Zoom event

We held our first all-region volunteer zoom event on Thursday 10th December from 7-8.30pm. The event was attended by 28 people. The evening started with a welcome from Amanda Bealing Volunteer Development officer, explaining  the format of the evening and how to use the chat function. Rich Brown...

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Dec 07 2020

Creating Woodlands

Tree planting activities, especially public tree planting events, have been affected this year. The need for woodland creation has not gone away and our outreach team (those who liaise with landowners) have continued to build relationships and explore opportunities for tree planting or natural woodland...

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Nov 24 2020

Lighting up the Darkness

Following pre and post-management surveying along Bovey Valley wood’s ancient banks and boundaries in August 2020 (Back in the Bovey blog), professional habitat-management contractors working for the Woodland Trust and Natural England have been selectively clearing holly, beech and sycamore to bring back the light to...

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Nov 12 2020

A Growing Problem

The view along the Bovey Valley Woods is a dramatic scene that makes many passers-by stop and stare. Taking time to absorb this spectacle is one of the great pleasures of Dartmoor. It is one of those iconic panoramas of the eastern moor where the...

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