Our work at Watersmeet
The ranger team for Watersmeet are based near Combe Martin in the Heddon Valley. If you need to contact them for any reason please call 01598 736556. The team consists of a mix of full time staff and volunteers. They are involved in a variety of practical and visitor focused tasks. If you are out walking in the area and see them then do please stop for a chat and discover more about the vital work that they undertake. If you would like to volunteer with this team at either Watersmeet or Heddon valley then do please get in touch with us.
It's all part of their daily work, but we though you might be interested to find out about some of the tasks that our team gets up to;
- Woodland management
- Footpath work for visitor access
- Rock works
The main road above the Watersmeet Valley has vast outcrops of geologically important rocks. These make the valley look spectacular, but they also need to be monitored to ensure they are safe. A major survey is done each year, but they are constantly assessed by us locally. Following the survey we may remove trees, topple rocks to a safe place or if the rocks are left in place they may be pinned or netted for stabilisation.
- Moorland management
- Preservation of hill forts
- What are we up to over the coming months?