Walk around the woodland and learn more about the tree disease ash dieback (Hymenoscyphus fraxineus) and the impact that this is having at Penstave Copse.

Assistant site manager Sam Manning will walk you through the programme of woodland management works that are planned for 2021-2026, to deal with and mitigate the impacts of ash dieback. Sam will explain how this management work will contribute to the overall ecological resilience of the wood.

The walk is part of the consultation for our Management Plan and will include discussion on path closures and diversions.

The walk will be approximately one hour.

Don't forget

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Please dress appropriately for the weather and walking in the woods.

We are now in tick season so long trousers and enclosed shoes are advised. Please bring a hat and sun-cream or rainwear as necessary.

When and where

  • Date: Saturday 10 July, with the walk starting at 10am.
  • Price: Free, but donations to support the management of our woodlands are welcome.
  • Location: Penstave Copse is located just outside the villages of Aish near South Brent, on the southern edge of Dartmoor within the upper reaches of the Avon Valley.
  • Dogs: Well-behaved dogs on leads are allowed at this event. 
  • Access: The walk will be less than one mile in length, but the steep terrain makes it reasonably strenuous. The route will follow unsurfaced woodland paths.
  • Parking: There is only space for two cars along the lane at the entrance. Please walk to the wood from Aish or South Brent. The meeting location will be sent on booking.

How to book

Booking is essential. To book, please contact us by email at rachelharries@woodlandtrust.org.uk.

Please include in your email:

  • your first name and surname
  • number of tickets needed
  • a mobile phone number and name for each person you are booking for. This is required for NHS Test and Trace purposes.

A Woodland Trust Wood

Penstave Copse

Aish South Brent

8.56 ha (21.15 acres)

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