A partnership between the Woodland Trust and the National Trust

Restoration, demonstration and discussion…

Last week  saw a visit from the Forestry Commissions’ West England Forest District.  The team from West England and there colleagues are responsible for the management of the public forest estate from the Forest of Dean to the far West of Cornwall.   The visit was focused around the range of restoration activity…

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…

Surround Sound II: Wood-be Winter Heroes

The Dartmoor winter hasn’t quite left us but spring hasn’t quite begun either. There are some clues of the shift in the seasons around Fingle Woods in early March and, last week, Tom Williams took his sound equipment out again to record the maturing soundscape of the woodland around the…

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…

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…

River bank repair at Fingle Woods

River Bank Repair – A Bit of a Rush

Early in 2016 an oak tree on the river bank was uprooted by raised water levels and high winds. The tree fell and the stem and branches were cut and winched away, leaving the stump and roots at the edge of the river. By Dartmoor standards, the summer was relatively…

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…

Recording the birds at Fingle Woods

Surround Sound – A Sense of the Winter Woods

Of all the seasons in the woods, winter may be a quiet time but it’s not completely silent. Life goes on through the colder months and, walking through the woods at this time of year can be a treat for the senses. As long as you are wrapped up warm…

Timelapse Team

While the hard work has been going on at Wooston hillfort of the past few months, a photographic record is being kept of the transformation from a tangle of dense Douglas fir to wide open conservation area. Paul Moody has been out and about with his camera to capture the…

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