In today’s beautiful sun, myself and the rangers at Hartland were out on Windbury Hill Fort creating a lot of smoke. We seized the beautiful weather and very low winds to spend the day out burning the gorse to encourage the diverse grassland on the hill fort. This work, paired with future grazing by hebridean sheep will reduce the effects of scrub encroachment. With spring very much round the corner we will hopefully see the results of our labour in improving the habitat in this stunning location.
By Karen Saunders
Full-time Voluntary Ranger, Torridge