Exmoor Awareness – farming heritage

Final Exmoor Awareness session of the year to study Exmoor’s farming heritage

The final Exmoor Awareness session of the year takes place on Wednesday 6 April 2011 at Porlock Village Hall.

The one-day seminar aims to provide tourism providers (including accommodation, information and activity providers) with a unique insight into the rich farming heritage of Exmoor. In turn it is hoped that they can take this information back to their guests and clients to enhance their experience of Exmoor.

The morning session will include presentations from Exmoor National Park Authority’s Rob Wilson-North (Historic Environment Manager) and Sarah Bryan (Natural Environment Manager) covering the historical development of farming on Exmoor and its role in shaping that landscape and, the challenges and opportunities facing upland farmers today respectively.

Maria Floyd will share her personal experiences of farming on Exmoor and the morning session will also include information on food and farming. Following a buffet lunch a field trip will provide delegates with a first hand opportunity to view farming on Exmoor with a guided tour of the award winning Hindon Farm with Penny Webber.

“So far this year we’ve had two great Exmoor Awareness sessions covering new recreational experiences and audiences on Exmoor and the social history of the moor” commented Dan James, Exmoor National Park Authority’s Sustainable Economy Officer.

“Feedback has been really good with local businesses commenting on the wealth of useful information that they have gathered and the opportunities to hear for themselves from those that are involved in a range of initiatives. This is the last event of the year and in the run up to the start of the season I hope as many providers as possible will join with us to learn and to share.”

Places cost £18 (discounts available to those that have attended other Exmoor Awareness sessions this year) and must be booked in advance by contacting Dan James on 01398 322234 / DTJames@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk

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