The volunteers have made 2 further visits to Buckland Common this year, both well attended, and have managed to clear large swathes of the upper pounds to the north of the track.
Stephen and Chris clearing the middle pound. The rest of the group way in the distance. Photo: Rachel Watson

Stephen and Chris clearing the middle pound. The rest of the group way in the distance. Photo: Rachel Watson

A highlight on our last visit was clearing the large hut circle, probably the best example on the site. The walls are almost a metre in height in places.
A new volunteer, Tim, puts the finishing touches to clearing the circle. Photo: Rachel Watson

A new volunteer, Tim, puts the finishing touches to clearing the circle. Photo: Rachel Watson

The finished product. Photo: Rachel Watson

The finished product. Photo: Rachel Watson

Thank you to everyone who came along and worked so hard. The downside to clearing clearing such large expanses is that it gets further to drag the brash off the site. With all hands to clearing at the end, we just about caught up with all the removal of cut material, a Herculean task! Several of us then repaired to the nearest inn for a well-earned refresher.
If you are walking in the area, it is worth a visit to see what has emerged from the undergrowth.