A partnership between the Woodland Trust and the National Trust

Winters first storm……..

A couple of weeks ago in late November we had some strong gusts from the east (an unusual direction) and this brought down a number of trees including a few very large trees  and in particular a larch tree (circa 80 years ) on Clifford Hill.  On closer examination the tree although alive and…

Ken Watkins founder of the Woodland Trust raced an “Allard”

Apart from being a talented engineer, Ken Watkins was a keen and accomplished photographer. He moved on to cine photography and made several wildlife films. One, on harvest mice, won him a BBC award for short nature films. He was also very much into fast cars.   He competed in Formula 500…

Exeter Motor Trial Talk – Finlge Bridge Inn Tonight

We are fortunate enough this evening to host a talk by Tim Whellock organiser of the annual Exeter Motor Trial. The talk will begin at 7pm and Tim will be coming along with colleagues who will be bringing a range of vehicles. Come and find out more about this extraordinary…

Help us shape the future of Fingle Woods

The Woodland Trust and the National Trust are carrying out a public consultation on the future management of Fingle Woods for people and wildlife today (Thursday 27th November)at the Fingle Bridge Inn between 11am and 8pm. Please drop in and help us form our plans.  

A snapshot of history…..

As part of a our monthly talks programme we very lucky to host the local historian Bill Hardiman from Moretonhampstead History Society. The event was extremely well attended and the following is a tiny snapshot of the history of Fingle Woods revealed by Bill……it was absolutely fascinating hopefully we can persuade…

Drogo 10 – race

Last Sunday saw 499 runners brave the wet weather to complete in the Drogo 10 race organised by the South West Road Runners. Thankfully the rain had stopped by the time the race started which involved running along a 9.6 mile route in the beautiful but challenging terrain from Castle Drogo…

Bovey Beauty – Fell Race

The moors and woodlands of the Bovey Valley on Dartmoor provided the beautiful autumn backdrop for the Bovey Beauty, a 10 mile fell race over tough and hilly terrain. Athletes came from all corners of Devon and as far as Stroud and Ilkley to compete in the race as its…

Fingle Woods Fun Ride

Lucy Bruckner of Animal Crackers  in Moretonhampstead organised what proved to be a very popular riding event at the weekend. The 91!!!! riders were blessed with a very beautiful autumnal day to explore the tracks in Cod Wood, Halls Cleave and Fingle Wood. The event generated a huge £900 towards the future management…