Saturday 8th February 2020, 10:30am-2:30pm

Lydford Reserve


  • Colin Sargent
  • 01822 810 433

50.629151, -4.1222101

Sat 8th February: Lydford Reserve 10.30 am - 2.30 pm.

Continuing the essential winter clearance work for the Heath Fritillary and other butterflies. Main work will be raking up following the brushcutter but also some coppicing of trees and scrub. Rakes and pitchforks will be available but you are welcome to bring your own tools if you wish – small saws and loppers will also be useful for the coppicing work. It is a half-mile mostly level walk to get to 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.