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EuCAN residential weekend/camp at Cloud Farm, Exmoor June 29th - July 1st 2018


We are holding our 2018 annual get-together/EuCAN camp and AGM at Cloud Farm at Malmesmead on the northern edge of Exmoor. Google map.

This is an idyllic spot with space for camper vans, tents and even caravans; highly informal as can be seen from the website. It is situated beside a fastflowing stream which runs down from the higher land on Exmoor through sessile oak woodlands and steep sheep-grazed hills towards Lynmouth; this is the centre of R.D.Blackmore’s Lorna Doone country .

Redstart

The woods should have nesting Redstarts, Pied Flycatchers and Wood Warblers and there are Dippers on the river. The spectacular Heddon valley is not far away to the NW where we should be able to find High-Brown Fritillaries on the wing. The northern coast of Devon here is spectacular – particularly the cliffs west of Lynton and Lynmouth and the Valley of the Rocks.

High-brown Fritillary, now one of the UK's rarest butterflies

High-brown Fritillary, now one of the UK’s rarest butterflies

This is a link to the Exmoor Natural History Society’s checklists of Exmoor’s wildlife.

We will take the moth traps and bat detectors with us, and by day take advantage of the miles of good bridleways and footpaths accessible from the campsite. The local pub is only a mile down the valley with space for us to meet if the weather is unfavourable. There are local self-catering cottages or bed and breakfast accommodation for people who would prefer not to camp – see this list for some suggestions

To book for the weekend, please complete this booking form and email it back to nigel@eucan.org.uk