After a series of cancellations due to poor weather, the volunteers had the chance to make the first visit of the Winter season on Thursday 7th February.
It was a blustery day of sunshine and showers. We were lucky to dodge most of the rain, just catching one sharp downpour. Sheltering behind the APY wagon saved us from the worst.
With 16 volunteers deployed hand clearing the walls, removing gorse from the boundary and strimming the insides of the pounds, huge progress was achieved.
A busy afternoon was spent clearing up before we retired to the inn in Widecombe for our usual “de-brief”.
An extra visit on 13th March has been added to the programme, when we hope to be able to leave the site clear to encourage in the stock to graze and discourage the return of the bracken.