Iconic walls get a facelift

Walling at Babeny FarmWith the decline in capital grants through agri-environment schemes, the state of some of the Park’s walls has gradually been deteriorating.  Running over the next four years, our Ancient Boundaries, Modern Farming project invites landowners to apply for grants to restore high-profile, publicly visible stone walls and gateways in the MTMTE area and improve access.  Utilising a mix of family, local volunteer and/or contracted labour the project will develop and retain heritage skills and help capture the stories behind the working landscape.

Five applicants received grants of up to £2,500 this summer for repair work to some of Dartmoor’s iconic stone walls in the first phase of our Ancient Boundaries, Modern Farming project.  Works are almost complete at Hemsworthy Gate and Babeny Farm so if you’re in the area, please have a look and send us any feedback.

If you’re interested in learning a heritage skill, have a wall in need of some tender loving care and have a story to tell then please contact Bob Bearns, Dartmoor Hill Farm Project Officer: 01822 890917 rbearns@dartmoor.gov.uk or Sandra Dodd, Dartmoor Hill Farm Project Manager: 01822 890912 sdodd@dartmoor.gov.uk

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Last update: 09 Dec 2015 11:59am