Sunday 3rd February 2019, 10:30am-2:30pm

Chudleigh Knighton Heath


  • Pete Hurst
  • 01626 854182

50.585617, -3.6441784

Sun 3rd February: Chudleigh Knighton Heath 10.30 am - 2.30 pm.

We will be clearing scrub from around the footpath where Pearl and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary breed. Useful tools will be small bowsaws, loppers, secateurs and pruning knives, however Devon Wildlife Trust will have tools available. Work will be directed by a DWT officer.

Meet at Dunley Cross near Chudleigh Knighton [SX 837 775]. This is mid-way be-tween Chudleigh Knighton and Bovey Tracey on the B3344 and a crossroads for Hennock, Bovey Tracey, Chudleigh Knighton and Kingsteignton. There are several laybys to park in around this junction on the Kingsteignton and Chudleigh Knighton sides.

Most of our winter work days are targeted at helping specific butterfly species but always benefit many other wildlife species that prefer more warmth and light that our clearing work provides. It is usually ok to just turn up on the day but if adverse weather threatens cancellation or for any other queries a contact number is provided. Participants can attend for just part of the day if they wish but should always tell the contact person if they leave early. Bring lunch, a drink, waterproof clothing, stout footwear or boots and gardening gloves. Most people bring their own cutting tools but often some tools will be available to use.