Saturday 16th February 2019, 10:30am-2:30pm

Lydford Old Railway Reserve


  • Colin Sargent
  • 01822 810433

50.629151, -4.1222101

Sat 16th February: Lydford Old Railway Reserve 10.30 am - 2.30 pm.

Continuing the essential winter clearance work for the Heath Fritillary and other butterflies. The main work will be raking up following the strimmer but there will also be some scrub and small tree coppicing. Rakes and pitch-forks will be available but you are welcome to bring your own tools if you wish. It is a half-mile mostly level walk to access the site. Meet in the National Trust’s Waterfall car park [SX 500 832] which lies a mile southwest of the main Lydford Gorge entrance.

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.