Sunday 23rd February 2020, 10:30am-2:30pm

Heathfield Reserve near Bovey Tracey


  • Pete Hurst
  • 01626 854 182

50.575426, -3.6626235

Sun 23rd February: Heathfield Reserve near Bovey Tracey 10.30 am - 2.30 pm.

Meet on Dragoon Close (road sign missing) on Heathfield Industrial Estate, postcode TQ12 6TU. From the A38 take the A382 towards Bovey Tracey. After about 400 yards turn right at the traffic lights into Battle Road. After about another 300 yards turn left into Cavalier Road. Drive along a straight section of this road for about 800 yards and Dragoon Close is on the left just as the road starts to bend to the right.

We shall be raking, clearing and coppicing at Teignbridge’s Heathfield reserve to maintain the open and warm heathland there. The work has benefited Silver-studded Blue in the past. Some cutting tools and rakes will be available or bring your own.

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.