Aug 23 2019

Reporting near misses

We’re all very familiar with the idea of reporting accidents and incidents – it’s clear that when something goes wrong, we need to let someone know. This is not to apportion blame, but to learn from incidents and prevent them from recurring.   What we’re not always...

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Woodland Trust and NHS Volunteers
Aug 22 2019

NHS to the Rescue in Bale Hill Wood!

On 21 August the Woodland Trust volunteers looking after Castle Hill and the three Derwenthead Woods in North West Durham welcomed additional support from a team of  volunteers from the NHS. Working with NHS Corporate Services, a volunteers day was organised at Bale Hill Wood...

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Aug 21 2019

Exciting news for the Arable Plant Group!

Weasel’s Snout - Misopates orontium   Friday 12th July and the Arable Plant Group were out and about at Langley Vale Wood for the second of their summer training days, honing their plant identification skills.  It was a lovely sunny day and after some initial talk about...

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Aug 19 2019

A Guided Walk with a Difference!

Dartmoor’s Wheelchair Access Group (WAGs), led by two Moorland Guides, have spent a day at East Dartmoor NNR testing a route for the Dartmoor Walking Festival in August (24th-1st September) to see what was possible for a wide range of wheelchair users. We met at Middle Trendlebere car...

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Aug 18 2019

My Lichen Summer School

Visitors might be drawn in by the birds, bats and butterflies, or even the possibility of seeing an elusive otter, but the Bovey Valley, in the East Dartmoor National Nature Reserve is also renowned for its more unassuming residents, an internationally renowned lichen population. The...

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Aug 12 2019

Are you a ‘buzzing’ poet?

With the exciting find of a Shrill carder bee at our Victory Wood site in Kent, The Bumblebee Conservation Trust wanted to share news of their poetry competition, open to people who reside in Kent who wish to wax lyrical - poetically of course - about...

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