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Woodland Management 2020

Stowford Woodland

Our 70 acres of woodland are natural, beautiful and free for everyone to enjoy, but they do require constant and careful management and this winter we have been working very hard to preserve them.

Firstly we have been tackling the Rhodedendron problem:  This non-native plant was introduced here probably in the 60's and has spread out of control causing huge damage to native woodlands.
It grows into large bushes with thick ground coverage blocking out sunlight and smothering other plants and trees. Its leaves are toxic to wildlife and it is expensive, time-consuming to get rid of and takes years to fully eradicate - any sticks left on the ground take root again so we have to spray them with herbicide and burn the plants.

We have also been removing Laurel and European Larch as they carry a fungus that kills or severely damages other trees if allowed to spread.

And finally we have been chopping down and removing trees that we damaged in this winter's storms - as you can see from the pictures below we now have plenty of logs to use in our woodburners (in the Stable Bar and Holiday Cottages)

We hope you've enjoyed our round-up of the woodland management work we have been doing recently, please follow these links to read more about Stowford and the environment:

Reducing Stowford's Carbon Footprint     North Devon Biosphere

Location and North Devon Attractions     Book Now

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Rhodendendron
Cleared woodland
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Cleared woodland
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STOWFORD DIRECTIONS

Address:
Stowford Farm Meadows, Berry Down
Combe Martin, North Devon. EX34 0PW
Sat Nav Co-ordinates:
+51°9’54” N, -4°3’36” W
OS Map Reference:
560425 (Map 180)

Leave the M5 at junction 27, then follow North Devon Link Road A362 to Barnstaple then A39 (for Lynton) through Barnstaple town centre. One mile from Barnstaple turn left onto B3230. Turn right at the garage, at Lynton Cross, onto the A3123. Stowford Farm Meadows is 1½ miles on the right, down its own private drive.

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