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Lennon Legacy Project Walks and Events
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‘Barn Owl Heaven’ – a wild-life haven managed for Barn Owls on the edge of beautiful Dartmoor
A haven for wildlife, with open grassland and woodland alongside the River Ashburn, has been created by the Barn Owl Trust, transforming 26 acres of intensively grazed pasture into ‘Barn Owl Heaven'. This unique nature reserve is not open to the public and all walks are guided by Barn Owl Trust staff.
Re-creating hedge banks, planting an orchard, building a wildlife tower and stone banks, plus the addition of two wildlife ponds has increased the biodiversity of this beautiful landscape which is blessed with great views.
Managing the land for Barn Owls has created wonderful habitat for a wealth of plants and flowers, insects, especially butterflies such as the rare Marbled White, birds such as Kingfishers and Swifts, and a host of animals such as Roe Deer, Weasels and Badgers.
Be inspired by the work of the Barn Owl Trust:
Join us through the seasons for gentle strolls along mown grassy paths.
A boardwalk and wooden bridges built by volunteers allow easy access along the riverside.
Barn Owl Trust Conservation Officers will be on hand to share their knowledge and help spot and interpret the fascinating signs of wild-life.
Described by visitors as ‘inspirational’, a visit to the Lennon Legacy Project is a chance to see practical wildlife conservation work at first hand.
Refreshments – tea, coffee, squash and biscuits - are provided at each event in our beautiful wood-lined ‘Norman Alderson’ Meeting Room.
Seasonal Walks: Short gentle walks, but the terrain is steep and uneven in places. Suitable for able bodied folk of all ages. Sensible footwear is advised. Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome.
Seasonal or Evening Walks with Supper or Cream Tea: – Ingredients are locally and organically sourced as far as is practically possible.
In the event of bad weather the walk may be replaced with the Lennon Legacy Project talk and slideshow.
Conservation Days: Make a Difference! Get involved and help the Conservation Team with practical work.
Suitable for robust individuals. Please wear sturdy clothing and footwear – tools and equipment are provided.
Craft Events: Celebrate the seasons creatively – enjoy some fun crafts using natural materials. In December it's festive wreaths.
Making small bird boxes and Barn Owl nestboxes is on the agenda if we get enough interest. Let the office know if this appeals to you.
Entry including Refreshments: tea, coffee, biscuits
A minimum donation of £5 per person - if additional refreshments such as cream teas, suppers etc. are included the minimum donation may be higher to cover costs
Friends of the Trust: Free*
*Friends are asked to help towards the cost of additional refreshments such as cream teas, suppers etc.
Events happen throughout the year. Check our Forthcoming Events calendar to find out whats on and when.