THE BIG PIC­TURE

Devon Life - - Inside - Pho­to­graph by Steven Hay­wood

Heavy horses have been brought in to help man­age land at Ban­tham, in the South Hams. Alex Deuchars and Will Hamp­ton from Dart­moor Horse Log­gers worked with horses Beano and Polly to roll bracken on Ban­tham Ham as part of a man­age­ment plan agreed by Ban­tham Es­tate and Nat­u­ral Eng­land.

The work aims to re­claim the eastern part of the Ham from in­va­sive species such as bram­ble, bracken and black­thorn and to re­store it to hay meadow and species-rich grass­land.

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