When we were out last Sunday 10 Tors training we drove (several times!) down the long narrow road to Holming Beam near Princetown. It reminded me of January / February 2014 when four large storms hit the southwest – they were named Hercules, Take 2, Bridget and Strike 4.
One of these storms, either Bridget or Strike 4 caused the destruction of the thin conifer plantation running beside the road to Holming Beam.
What is most interesting is that the woodland that was flattened was a conifer plantation – further down the road the woodland becomes deciduous and even though that woodland is more exposed that woodland lost far fewer trees.