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Horse logging on sensitive sites

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Fingle Bridge Inn

EX6 6PW

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Fingle woods is undergoing a slow transformation as we uncover ancient boundaries clad with veteran trees, iron age hill forts and bronze age huts. Due to the sensitive nature of some of these sites we often draft in the help of heavy horses. John Williamson and his wife Clare work 2 heavy horses and it’s an opportunity to see the presentation of whole tree, 4m chip wood and brash whilst working on an ancient boundary.

In the winter of 2016/17 an Iron age hill fort saw a large scale operation, remove birch and conifer regen, timber extraction with horse loggers and chipping take place on a Schedule Ancient Monument.

Themes to be covered:

  • Presentation of trees for horse extraction.
  • Protection of archaeological features from extraction.
  • Ride side presentation of timber for extraction via forwarding trailer.
  • An opportunity to see horse logging in action using a variety of extraction techniques and potentially try your hand.
  • Opportunity to look at and discuss removal of timber, whole tree and 4m chip from schedule ancient monument.

Teas and coffees provided, but bring lunch.

We will aim to leave for the site at 10.30 from the initial meeting place of Fingle Bridge Inn.

Please note: some vehicles may need to be left at Fingle Bridge Inn as the bridge is too narrow for wider modern vehicles eg a new Ford Ranger/Hilux. We will need to consider car sharing to site.


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