IMG_2737 (3) Bellever Walk
Member Event April 2022
Please join us for our next Member Event at Bellever on Tuesday 12th April 2022.
Meeting in the Forestry England car park opposite Postbridge Visitor Centre at 10.30am, we will make our way out through the forest and onto Moorland. You will be accompanied by Dru Butterfield – CEO and Geri Skeens – Moorland Guide to discover the wonders of this jewel in the DPHT crown in the heart of Dartmoor.
Event description

Dartmoor’s mosaic of habitats – heaths, bogs, grasslands and woods – may look wild but has been moulded by people and their livestock for millennia.  Evidence abounds at Bellever of how people have lived and farmed through the ages, transforming woodland into heath and heath into grassland.  Today, conservation grazing by Dartmoor ponies is recreating heath at Bellever and bog-building mosses are returning.

We take a gentle walk through these habitats, noticing the plants that form their basis, appreciating Dartmoor from an ecological perspective and, if we are lucky, seeing the ponies hard at work grazing.

Distance:  2 miles
Difficulty:  Easy.  We stay on paths, though these are uneven and muddy in places.
Dogs:  Welcome on a short lead
Children:  Welcome
What to wear:  Clothes for all weathers.  Any footwear you don’t mind getting wet and muddy.
Covid:  Do not attend if you have Covid symptoms or have been advised to self-isolate.  We will aim to keep 2 metres distance from those outside our household or group.
Please email to confirm your attendance

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