2016 Review – February

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Holdstone Down’s coastal heath land overlooks the Bristol Channel, 350 metres below (Photo credit: Dan James)

“On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me….”. We’re following the Twelve Days of Christmas theme to look back on some of the activities, events and news items that provided an insight into life at Exmoor National Park through 2016.

Today’s post reflects on February, when we welcomed back the annual Snowdrop Walks; we went ‘shopping’ for families at Tescos; some local businesses won more awards, and we launched the Headwaters of the Exe project.

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2016 Review – January

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Exmoor Ponies on Winsford Hill (Photo credit: Pete Rae)

“On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me”. We’re following the Twelve Days of Christmas theme to look back on some of the activities, events and news items that provided an insight into life at Exmoor National Park through 2016.

Today’s post brings back the memories of January 2016 – from our calendar picture of Exmoor Ponies on Winsford Hill, through CareMoor and Moor to Enjoy successes to new funding grants.

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Access in action: new bridleway through Worth Wood

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Exmoor hosts over 800 miles of local paths of various kinds and donations to CareMoor are a vital means of funding the maintenance and repairs that are needed – repairing and regarding a bridleway can cost £10 per metre. A recent example is the repairs needed for part of the River Barle’s bank at Worth Wood, which were made impassable after flooding caused a landslip.

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