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New Territory to be Explored

One of Fingle’s rarely visited and quieter pockets of woodland is being made available for walkers to go out and explore. The Fingle volunteers have been hard at work over the last few months, opening up a small and adventurous route beside the stream in Hall’s Cleave. The stream has been prone to flooding in…

Deer Monitoring in Fingle Woods

Hello. I’m James, a volunteer ranger working with the Fingle Woods ranger team in the Teign Valley. I love nature! Yes, its true, I can’t help myself. Like so many of you out there I love every aspect from the plants and trees to the amazing wildlife and stunning landscapes. It never ceases to amaze…

Not only trees grow in Fingle Woods

One of the nice things about my job is getting to meet lots of different people from all walks of life who come to volunteer some of their time to the fabulous places which the National Trust looks after.  Some come for a day, some for a week on work experience, some with groups every…

Fingle timber

Cutting Trees with Intent

The restoration of Fingle Woods is providing many interesting opportunities for people within their working lives or during their rest and relaxation. Various parts of the woodland have been busy through the winter with forestry contractors and volunteers hard at work, and the longer days of spring and summer are likely to attract even more…

Group of walkers meet Heavy Horse by river Teign

A Living Tradition: Heavy Horses in Action

On Thursday the 30th of March the heavy horses, Beano and William, along with their handlers brothers Will and Alex, returned to Fingle Woods. The horses will be extracting timber, felled over the winter, to help improve habitat in an area being surveyed for Marsh Tits, a woodland species which is in severe decline. They…

New Fingle Woods blog

A blog about our new blog

Welcome to the new-look Fingle blog For the last three years the blog has been telling the story of the ‘Bringing Fingle Woods Back To Life’ project. It has proved to be an excellent way of keeping everyone informed about all aspects of our work and has provided us with a place to receive feedback…

Intern at Fingle Woods

A career in conservation, archaeology or exhibition creation?

We currently have three incredible internship opportunities available at Fingle. If you are at the start of your career or looking to change job these are an ideal way to gain work experience and skills through training and personal development… 1. Ancient Woodland historic boundary surveying From ancient trees to charcoal hearths, your role will…

Fingle Lecture Series Dartington - Hill Farm Woods

Fingle Lecture Series 2017: What’s On?

Join us for another season of walks and talks Throughout 2017 we’re offering another series of lectures about Fingle’s fascinating wildlife, history and restoration. Below is a little taster of the first five talks, so you can pop the dates in your diary. The first talk of the year is this Thursday at the Fingle Bridge Inn, we…

Balancing conservation objectives and the challenges of rapid policy change

Fingle is proving to be a lively place to stimulate debate about the challenges of woodland management, and in particular, balancing the seemingly conflicting objectives  of timber production and conservation. At Fingle, we are trying to develop strategies and management approaches that can provide benefits across the board and, as part of the demonstration programme, we are…

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