Swaling Review

EMLP recently helped host Exmoor National Park’s annual Swaling Review at Dulverton.

On 13th September 2012 the Exmoor National Park Authority hosted a seminar
as part of its focus on improving moorland management. A number of
moorland owners and managers participated as well as representatives of
Natural England, the National Trust and Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue
Service to look back at the season, discuss progress with various projects and
agree actions for next year.

After the review Jason Ball, from the Heart of Exmoor scheme, gave a brief update to attendees:

  • Moorkeepers – Jason reported that through the Moorland Partnership, three
    Moorkeepers had been appointed to support moorland managers on Exmoor.
  • Demonstrations – Numerous training and demonstration events have been supported by the project, such as roadside swaling, equipment for moorland management etc. Jason was keen to receive suggestions for future events and to share best practice.
  • Moor Skills training – LANTRA courses were being held with Minehead College. Both
    formal and informal courses were being held, working in partnership with National Trust and the Exmoor Hill Farm Project.

More info at www.heartofexmoor.org.uk


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Helping people to enjoy and appreciate Exmoor National Park's moorland, and supporting those who take care of it.
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