The Conservation Crew – Dartmoor ponies

The Conservation Crew – Dartmoor ponies

The Heathland Conservation Crew employed at Core Hill, Sidmouth, Devon – they manage the heath fairly efficiently, clearing invasive species and keeping the taller plants in check. Minus the pedestrian crossing and bell bottoms, they could almost be re-enacting the scene for the photograph on the Abbey Road 1969 Beatles studio album. The situation is Core Hill at the back of Sidmouth, with Budleigh Salterton and sea in the distance.  These ponies provide vital habitat maintenance, heathlands are man-made environments that require constant work to maintain, heathlands also provide valuable environments for all manner of flora and fauna.

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Nigel Jones

Nigel’s has been publishing magazines since 1995 (some 20+ years now). Passionate about our countryside and heritage, the magazines reflect this interest. Nigel’s the Editor of the DEVONSHIRE magazine which he established in 2009 and founder of the innovative HUBCAST event promotion platform which launched in 2011