We had our first walk since Lockdown 3 with students from Ivybridge Community College recently. We started at Grimspound and did a circular walk with our guide Richard Ware. We stopped off at Challacombe Farm to talk to Mark and visited his barn to see the Shetland sheep yews with their new lambs and hear about the history of the farm. The students also had a chance to hold a couple of the orphaned lambs. This was one of the highlights of their day.
It was such a delight to watch our students relaxing, talking, smiling and opening up and feeling at one with this stunning environment. This is such a good time to get out and see the moors with a guide. Richard explained about the tin mining remains, all those deep gouges in the hillside, now we know what they are! Belle the dog came too. We also had company at lunchtime from a common lizard who was basking in the sun and popped up to see what was on offer! A wonderful day for all involved. This is what the DPHT is all about. Connecting people with wildlife, landscape and our heritage.