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Yeo valley woodland


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Yeo Valley Community Woodland encompasses 12 hectares of undulating land on the very edge of the economic centre of North Devon. Providing spectacular views over Barnstaple, the Taw/Torridge Estuary and Braunton Burrows, the site offers an open space surrounded by unspoilt countryside on three sides.

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The woodland offers areas for quiet enjoyment, walking, wildlife spotting or just watching the world go by. For those who want something a little more strenuous the busy Friends group run work parties on the first Sunday of every month. Tasks range from tree planting to path repair and are always fun, interesting and informative.  events 2010 (pdf 23 kB) PDF logo

Work to date has focused on planting the 11,000 native trees and shrubs to create the new woodland. This has been achieved mainly through the efforts of volunteers, which included over 800 local school children. The volunteers have also helped to create new hedgerows to replace those lost through farming, wet areas to encourage aquatic species and new sections of walling.

photo - volunteers working at Yeo Valley woodlands

Our future plans for the woodland include a community orchard and garden, a viewing platform to take advantage of the wonderful views, as well as further seating and picnic tables for those who want to spend more time.
Yeo Valley Management Plan (pdf 2.8 MB) PDF logo

A number of events are held each year and include a spooky Halloween trail in October and woodland open day during the summer. Check the Yeo valley community woodland website http://www.wt-community.org.uk/ for further details.

photo - Yeo Valley woodlands development

Contact information



Parks and Amenities
North Devon Council
Brynsworthy Environment Centre
Roundswell
Barnstaple
Devon
EX31 3NP

Telephone: 01271 388326
For Typetalk: precede with 18001
Fax: 01271 388432
Email: parks@northdevon.gov.uk
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