Conservation opportunity!

As part of Our Common Cause – our Upland Commons project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, we would like to invite you to: 

Come and help protect Dartmoor’s at risk Scheduled Monuments by clearing the bracken from the ancient enclosed hut circle settlements at Addicombe, Harford on Sunday 26 September (10.00-3.00pm).  

Three people - an archaeologist, a Park ranger and a landowner, standing in a patch of bracken with a few granite boulders visible.
Spot the hut circle! Andy Crabb, Archaeologist, Ella Briens, Ranger (Dartmoor National Park Authority) and John Howell, Owner Harford Moor are standing in an ancient hut circle on Harford Moor that is almost completely hidden by bracken. 

Andy, Ella, John and graziers will be on hand to offer advice and information about conserving and enhancing the heritage of Commons and Commoning on Dartmoor. 

Bracken litter makes great compost and mulching material. We won’t be wasting ours – it will be heading to Lukesland Garden allotments! 

ALL WELCOME – Please meet at Stowford Moor Gate at 10.00am and please let us know if you are coming by emailing Tamsin.  You can walk up from Ivybridge up Stowford Lane (Two Moors Way) and there is plenty of free parking in the Ivybridge Railway Station (a short walk away).

What to bring: a packed lunch, drinks and gloves (if you have them) – Hot drinks, cakes and biscuits & equipment will be provided.

Please contact Tamsin Thomas, Project Officer to book your place and for any more information Tamsin@foundationforcommonland.org.uk / 07890 047181 

Our Common Cause: Our Upland Commons, will conserve and enhance the heritage of Commons and Commoning in upland England, working in the Lake District, Dartmoor, the Yorkshire Dales and Shropshire Hills. www.foundationforcommonland.org.uk/our-common-causeWHAT ARE UPLAND COMMONS? Common land is farmed land on which a number of ‘Commoners’ share rights to use the land or take resources from it, such as grazing for livestock, collecting bracken (for animal bedding), or wood and peat (for fuel or other uses). The grazing rights are usually linked to farms and often passed down through generations of the same family. More than 80% of common land is in the uplands, including 3,000 km2 in England mostly on the hills and moors of Devon, Yorkshire, the Lake District and Shropshire.

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1 Comment

  1. Thorsten Zwieback says:

    Are you doing this again in 2022? I’d love to join you and give something back to this wonderful part of the moors I’ve been enjoying for many years.

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