Hedgelaying at Deer Park Farm near Chudleigh

Date: Wednesday 22nd of January 2020
Time: 10.30-4
Location: Deer Park Farm, Trusham


Join Devon Wildlife Trust volunteers on this hedgelaying practical task. You will learn a traditional skill and find out more about the greater horseshoe bats which live around Chudleigh.

The owners of  Deer Park Farm carry out habitat management with greater horseshoe bats in mind. Any actions to help these rare bats will also help other bats and wildlife in the area.

What to bring

We provide tools and some work gloves, but feel free to bring a billhook or bowsaw along with you.

We advise that you wear strong footwear and waterproof clothing as there will be rough ground and steep fields. Bring a packed lunch. Tea and coffee provided.


Meet at Deer Park Farm at 10.30am.

To find us travel west out of Chudleigh, cross the bridge over the A38 (direction Chudleigh Knighton), on the bend turn right onto the B3193. Take the 1st right for Trusham; after crossing the River Teign and the disused railway bridge, IMMEDIATELY turn right. Follow the lane all the way up the hill until you see some double gates on your left with a Deer Park sign. Drive with caution down to the farm buildings. Car-share if you can!

Booking is essential as places are limited (note there is no need for regular volunteers to book);

Email  bats@devonwildlifetrust.org to secure your place on this free event

Useful information

Management Guide for Hedgerows

Chudleigh Wild – get involved locally

Other volunteer opportunities

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