Continuing with the celebrations for the 60th Anniversary of Dartmoor being designated a National Park, 20 local people turned up to dig out the old pond which was part of the original Skaigh House Estate (then known as Rockside) probably built in the 1870’s and included then, a central fountain ! Once the pond has been filled with water then water over the next few months it will recreate this important habitat next to the River Taw.
The pond and woods are now owned by the Skaigh Woods Trust and next to a public footpath alongside the River Taw betwixt Sticklepath and Belstone and this kind of event shows the importance of local community involvement with projects.
Next job? Reconnecting the original water supply!
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