Explore the News archive to find out what has been happening related to conservation management and public engagement on the Pebblebed heaths.

Bird Atlas reveals widespread sightings of East Devon’s rare Dartford Warbler

11 Dec 2013

Sightings of the rare Dartford Warbler, previously confined to lowland heathlands such as the East Devon Pebblebed Heaths, have been recorded at higher altitudes and as far afield as the Midlands, according to the latest findings in the latest British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) Bird Atlas.

An Evening of Fire Ecology

06 Dec 2013

As part of the autumn and Christmas Events Schedule for the newly fledged Friends of the Commons, an evening was held at the Rolle Estate Office to celebrate fire ecology.

Dartford warblers and Barn owls

25 Nov 2013

Two bird-watching events were arranged for Friends of the Commons in November.

Winter works begin on Dalditch plantation

14 Oct 2013

Dalditch plantation is a priority site for scrub clearance work this winter

Work completed on the Royal Marine Endurance Course

27 Sep 2013

The Royal Marines were formed in 1942, with their training based at Lympstone since 1963.

Fencing public consultations completed

04 Sep 2013

Fencing public consultations completed

Public consultation event announced

24 Jul 2013

Please give us your views on our proposals to take forward the future management of the Common

Heath Week 2013

09 Jul 2013

Details of this year’s Heath Week have now been announced. Running from the 28th July to the 3rd August 2013

Initial 2013 Dartford Warbler counts in

01 Jun 2013

Dartford Warbler populations seem to be stabilising again on the Commons.

Pupils explore the East Devon heathland and learn about biodiversity

24 May 2013

Pupils and teachers from Newton Poppleford Primary School enjoyed an activity filled day at East Budleigh Common with staff and volunteers from Clinton Devon Estates