A partnership between the Woodland Trust and the National Trust

Unearthing history at Wooston Castle

We’re delighted to announce that archaeological excavations will soon begin at Wooston Castle, the Iron-Age hillfort in Fingle Woods. With the help of AC Archaeology, the Woodland Trust and National Trust will be looking to identify the age and purpose of the hillfort. This is particularly exciting for two reasons. Firstly, due…

Fingle Mill vegetation removal: a clear cut success!

A second update from Steve, our archaeology intern, about the clearance of Fingle Mill. Day three to five saw the final layers of overgrowth stripped away from the mill thanks to our teams of super-efficient volunteers. Uneven footing and loose rocks meant extra care had to be taken, there was…

The Redwood Connection

What does this year’s Fingle felling programme have in common with a nineteenth century conservationist, a wealthy heiress and Dartmoor National Park? Deep in Hall’s Cleave in the central plot of Fingle Woods, stands a collection of some of the tallest timber trees in the Teign Valley and this year…

Tomorrow’s Fingle Lecture Postponed

Due to the amber weather warning for snow and ice on Thursday, we have decided to delay this week’s Fingle Lecture until next Thursday, the 8th of March, at the same time and place. We really hope you can still attend.   Please pass this message on to anyone who…

Fingle Mill Revealed

Before we can start excavations at the Fingle Mill the remains have to be stabilised. The first step in this process is removing the vegetation so the condition can be accessed. On Monday this clearance started, Steve (our archaeology intern) sent us this update from site yesterday evening. Hello all,…

The Changing Faces of Fingle Mill

Last week I gave my second public talk on Fingle Mill as part of the Fingle lecture Series at the Fingle Bridge Inn. First off, I would to say a huge thank you to everybody that came along to the lecture; it was really encouraging to see so many people…

Fingle Woods

Fingle Lecture Series 2018: February and March

Join us for another season of walks and talks. Throughout 2018 we’re offering another series of lectures about Fingle’s fascinating wildlife, history and restoration. Below is a little taster of the first two talks, so you can pop the dates in your diary. The first talk of the year is on Thursday the…

Ponies on Holiday

Tomorrow (Wednesday the 10th of January) four ponies will be arriving at Fingle for their annual winter holiday. These Dartmoor ponies are from a small herd of fourteen which are normally residents of the East Dartmoor National Nature Reserve in the Bovey Valley. In previous years they have spent their…

Fingle Woods birds

Dipping into the Breeding Bird Survey

Once again, the yearly survey of breeding bird territories throughout Fingle Woods has been completed and the results have shown how populations of different species fluctuate, follow national trends or react to the changes in the woods. The main purpose of the annual survey is to provide evidence to show…

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