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News From May 2016

Fingle Woods and Wooston Castle Visit

Fingle Woods and Wooston Castle Visit

Fingle Woods and Wooston Castle Visit

Posted in Events on Tuesday 24th May 2016 at 10:25pm

On Wednesday 18th May the Dartmoor Society welcomed 26 Members and their guests at Fingle Bridge Car Park where everyone enjoyed a fantastic walk led by David Rickwood, Manager of the Dartmoor Woodlands for the Woodlands Trust.

The skies cleared so that we were all able to enjoy some very welcome warm sunshine whilst we walked and also experienced both the historical and very beautiful surroundings.

At present the woods are undergoing extensive restoration management and all the attendees had the benefit of seeing the Spring growth on the trees and all the flora just bursting into life. Everyone agreed it had been a truly spectacular afternoon.

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Langaford Farm Charitable Trust Soil Open Days

Posted in Events on Tuesday 24th May 2016 at 10:19pm

‘A Down to Earth Look Under the Skin of Dartmoor’

North East Dartmoor Soil Survey Map producer Dr Tim Harrod and members of the British Society of Soil Scientists are holding two targeted hands-on Open Days:

Wednesday 15th June – Farmers and Foresters.

Thursday 16th June – Conservationists and Ecologists.


0900 – Register at the Barn, teas and coffees.
1000 – Introduction in the Barn, form groups for field work.
1200 – Lunch
1400 – Meet in the Barn, demonstration and practical texturing followed by Q&A, teas and coffees.

Entry is £10 and refreshments will be provided by Devon & Cornwall Food Association.

For more information please phone 01803 614316, email or visit the website.

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