Open Meadows – Chagford
- Date: 15 June 2019
- Time: 11am - 4pm
- Address: Langaford Farm Charitable Trust, Chagford TQ13 8RH
- Grid ref: Grid Ref: SX703847
Meadow site: Langaford Farm Charitable Trust, Chagford, Dartmoor, TQ13 8RH
Grid Ref: SX703847
Langaford Farm has a wonderful mosaic of Rhos pasture and haymeadows, full of a stunning variety of wild flowers and rare invertebrates. In 2011 Langaford won first prize in Butterfly Conservation’s Dartmoor Farmers Fritillary Award, in recognition of their effort over many years to restore and improve habitat for the fritilllary butterflies. Farm trustee and ecologist Peter Beale will give a knowledgeable guided walk of Langaford’s beautiful meadows, after an initial quick tour of Beetor’s across the road.
Numbers are limited, so booking is essential, please email email@example.com. This event is free andhot drinks will be offered, but a donation of £3.00 per person would be greatly appreciated. Bring a picnic lunch.
Directions: Coming from the B3212, park in the field, first left after the entrance to Langaford Farm house.
Other notes: The walk will be gentle, but the terrain is rough and likely to be wet in places. Appropriate footwear advised.
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