The River Dart in Hembury Woods

Hembury Woods to the north of Buckfast in the Dart Valley is a magical place – it is an ancient woodland over 350 acres in extent and is home to some of our most quintessential Dartmoor species. It is one of the jewels in the National Trust’s crown. I was there earlier this week with our Lead Ranger Mick Jones to discuss how we might go about repairing the damage to the river path which has been caused by the recent floods and high visitor usage.

Here are a few pictures from the day.

Hembury 1The River Dart

Hembury 2A sharp shower mottles the river’s surface

Hembury 3One of the little waterfalls

Hembury 4Betony is in flower at the moment

Hembury 5Honeysuckle – so important for the resident dormice

Hembury 6The entrance to the main car park halfway up the hill

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