Wistman’s Wood and an attack of solastalgia

You’d think a self-confessed woodland nerd and tree hugger would have made it to Wistman’s Wood sooner, but five months after moving to Devon, yesterday we walked out to it for the first time. Wistman’s Wood is a remnant of an ancient forest that covered Dartmoor nine thousand years ago before much was cleared in …

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Devon stone-faced earth banks and hedges

A group kneel by a newly laid hedge

Last week, I had a really satisfying few days of work on two courses delivered by the Dartmoor Hill Farm Project through the Our Upland Commons Project. I started with an introduction to stone-faced earth bank repair near Chagford. A stone-faced earth bank resembles a dry stone wall from the front, inclined at an angle …

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