Open Meadows – North Bovey

  • Date: 3 August 2019
  • Time: 11am - 3pm
  • Address: Home Park Farm, Luscombe and Canny Park fields, North Bovey
  • Grid ref: SX 740841

Owners: John and Carrie Maule, Hazel Jones, John Clark

A range of plant species have naturally colonized the areas providing a habitat in which numerous bees, butterflies and other interesting insects thrive.

Directions: From Moretonhampstead, take the road signed to North Bovey. After 1.7 miles, entrance to Home Park Farm is opposite large granite boulder just before entering the village.

Parking: First field on the left of drive to Home Parke Farm. Otherwise around the village green or in free car park opposite the church.

Refreshments: Light refreshments available at Home Park Farm for a donation to the North Bovey Conservation Group. Alternatively the Ring of Bells Inn is on the route. http://ringofbells.net

Other notes: Owners will be around to answer any questions you may have.

Some areas can be boggy after rain, so bring appropriate footwear.

 

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