Barnstaple & District Local Group
We hold indoor and outdoor events throughout the year!
From September to April we meet once a month in Barnstaple's Castle Centre for talks given by speakers on a range of conservation issues
An ambitious programme
Our ambitious outdoor programme of wildlife experiences allow the group to enjoy nature first hand. These almost always include a walk of some kind: a mix of easy as well as more strenuous routes, from flat stretches of old railway track, to the moors and valleys of Exmoor, to the challenges of Culm grassland, to the cliffs of Hartland.
New members are always welcome to any of our events!
Uppacott Wood - We hold winter work parties at this lovely reserve just a couple of miles outside Barnstaple, undertaking activities such as coppicing and making clearings to encourage spring flowers and summer butterflies. In the summer we introduce people to the wood with guided walks. Some local group members are voluntary wardens here too.
We undertake activities and warden voluntarily on other local nature reserves: e.g. Swanpool Marsh in Braunton.
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Children are welcome at all of our events, though we don't organise activities specifically for children
Contact Lesley Wade for information on the talks programme (01271 378007 / firstname.lastname@example.org)
Contact Paul Madgett for information on the outdoor events programme, and North Devon conservation work party information (email@example.com)
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Looking for other volunteer opportunities?
From practical conservation tasks, like cutting back bracken and hedge-laying, to answering queries on our wildlife help-desk and engaging with the public at our events - we have lots of different volunteer opportunities just waiting for you to get involved in.