The public was granted access to all seven of the heaths 2,800 acres in 1930, by the 21st Baron Clinton. Since then, the Estate has had a progressive attitude to public access. In fact, nearly 10 miles of permissive paths and 1100 acres of forestry has been accessible to the public for over 20 years. Today the area has been brought under control by the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000. The Estate has created many new footpaths linking current paths into circular walks.
Signs in all car parks and at the main access points to the commons outline the important information that the public needs to be aware of before entering the heathlands.
Winter scrub clearance will take place on on Hawkerland this is to get areas ready for the new fencing.
We are also clearing overgrown areas that we use as fire breaks or fire access to the commons
We also hope to do some clearing of the overgrown gorse on the main road up to the castle
All cows are now of and will not be back on till May 2012
East Devon Pebblebed Heaths Conservation Trust, c/o Rolle Estate Office, Bicton Arena, East Budleigh, Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9 7BL Tel: +44 (0)1395 443881 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org