By the Light of the Silvery Moon

There’s a lot going on at East Dartmoor NNR and the Bovey Valley Woods. It’s a fantastic area for wildlife, quiet enjoyment and a place for people to learn about and care for the wildlife we have. We’ve been undertaking a project as part of Moor than meets the eye to find ways to get people more involved in the life of the reserve. This has been hugely successful. In particular volunteers have helped us find out more about theRead more

Pulling Together – a Day Out with the Volunteers in the Bovey Valley Woods

Volunteers turned out in force at the Bovey Valley Woods last week to join the conservation group led by Jim White. Meeting at the Lower Trendlebere Down car park, a spectacular autumn view along the valley provided the backdrop for him to brief the volunteers on the tasks for the day. On one side of the track known as the Old Manaton Road, the open heathland of Trendlebere Down begins to blend into the woodlands at Pullabrook on the otherRead more

The “Race for Nature” Shows the Beauty of the Bovey Valley

The growing reputation of the Bovey Beauty gained momentum this year with another successful 10-mile fell run through the breath taking landscapes of Dartmoor. On a sunny but blustery September morning 38 entrants from around the Southwest waited under starter’s orders in Pullabrook Woods, deep in the Bovey Valley, preparing to tackle the spectacular grade B route. Forest tracks in the river valley led to climbs through ancient woodland before emerging onto wide open moorland at the top of LustleighRead more