Friday 5th May 2017
ATF Devon visit to Killerton House
Location: Broadclyst, Devon
National Trust staff will be joining the ATF Devon group for this event at Killerton, to show off the site’s topography, views, beautiful trees and heritage stories.
Fi Hailstone (NT Project Officer) and Dave Jolley (Acting Lead Ranger) who are responsible for delivering Killerton’s ‘Bringing Killerton Park to Life’ project, will lead the group on a walk around Killerton’s parkland areas and to see the wood pasture restoration work that has been carried out.
The parkland restoration project is based on a Conservation Management Plan for the Grade II registered parkland, produced in 2012. Work began in winter 2014 after HLS funding was secured and has so far seen lost views revealed, habitats restored and lots of stories of the park’s history uncovered.
Killerton park is a SSSI for its geology as it sits on a volcanic outcrop, and today it’s most visible history is that of its 18th/19thcentury designs. However, glimpses of Killerton’s past remain, in the form of its Iron Age hill fort, varied archaeology and its community of ancient and other veteran trees.
Places are limited, so if you wish to attend, please contact Simon Tame of ATF Devon at Simon.Tame@naturalengland.org.uk. You will then be sent joining instructions with details of the event including meeting place and times.