2016 Review – September

The Punchbowl, near Winsford (Photo credit: Andrew Wheatley)

“On the ninth 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.

September saw Tarr Steps go global; our annual Hedge laying competition winners; the re-opening of a new bridleway and the celebration for the Two Moors Way.

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Access in action: new bridleway through Worth Wood


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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