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2016-04-02 - NEW FOR 2016 - Learning the Language of the Birds

Would you like to locate a Tawny Owl in its day roost? Can you imagine knowing a Sparrowhawk is in the area without having seen or heard it? Would you know if the birds gave away the location of a nearby Deer? This course will give you the basic framework and necessary skills to interpret the secret langauge of the birds. From techniques to optimse sensory awareness, ways of movement and stealth, the core routine of sit spot, leading to group sit spot and how to map your bird language experie... Read more

2016-03-29 - Planning Appeal Public Inquiry

We have now submitted all our evidence for the Public Inquiry due to be heard on 26-28th April 2016 at the DNPA headquarters, Parke, Bovey Tracey.  We will be running a minibus service from Moretonhamsptead because we feel it is important that local people should be able to access the hearing easily and the DNPA refused to have the venue in Moreton (the neutral and convenient location for those local people who wish to attend and possibly... Read more

2015-06-04 - Planning Support

As you may or may not know we recently applied to the Dartmoor National Park Authority for permanent planning permission.

Unfortunately the DNPA refused our application on 10th April.

We received over 400 letters of support and a significant number from our local area. We would like to THANK all the people who wrote in and have supported us mentally, physcially and emotionally. Your support will and has been a huge help to us.

Our next step will be to set out our ap... Read more

2015-02-27 - Draft Letter of Support

Here is a draft letter of support you can use as a guide or simply use the whole thing using copy and paste. 


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Dear Mr Aven

Steward Community Woodland
Application for Planning Permission – Ref 0054/15

I support this application for the following reasons:

The low impact living community and project is meeting the criteria o... Read more

2014-09-17 - Wood Craft Courses

Steward Wood's Sharif Adams has been busy this year turning bowls and carving spoons, cups and pots from locally sourced green wood. He has also been running increasingly popular wood craft courses here in the woods. Teaching one day spoon carving, pole lathe bowl turning and hook tool forging from his woodland workshop. Each course runs for a full day and includes lunch. For more details on the next available date see the courses section of our website ... Read more

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