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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Oct 26 2020

Autumnal working woodlands

While we may be enjoying watching the progress of the autumnal colours at Fingle, for centuries this time of year would have been a busy round of foraging, as well as gathering the food and wood that would have helped people, livestock and wildlife make...

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Oct 13 2020

Spotlight on Heather

For thousands of years the prominent position occupied by Wooston Hillfort has played an important role for both wildlife and the human species. Long before the Iron Age settlers, the look of this bulging spur of land has transformed from one era to the next....

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