Archive for May, 2014

Friends of Bantham

The ‘Friends of Bantham’, a community-based group, have a new website at http://www.friendsofbantham.co.uk under development.  If you can help with suggestions, information or management, please contact the FoB through the website.

 

Bluebell walk to Stiddicombe Wood

We shall be meeting as below in Stiddicombe Wood.  I suggest that people meet either at the Aveton Gifford (Timbers) car park at 1400, cross over the bridge and take the footpath through South Efford and  across Stiddecombe Creek OR meet at 1430 in the Evans Estate car park and walk up river from Bantham.  The bluebells and wild garlic flowers should be spectacular!

Wednesday 7th May 1500 – meet at John Crawford’s memorial bench near the downstream edge of Stiddicombe Wood for a picnic tea when we hope to also enjoy the floral beauty of this idyllic spot – bring your own picnic! N.B.  You can find guides about the wood and its ecology under the ECOLOGY/STIDDICOMBE WOOD tabs and the AONB team have done a brilliant job in putting together a guide for the Avon Estuary Walk which includes Stiddicombe Wood .

Annual General Meeting 2014

The AGM of the ACA will be held at 7.00pm on Thursday 22nd May 2014 in the Fisherman’s Rest, Aveton Gifford.    The AGM will be followed by a talk by Maya Plass of ‘Learn to Sea’ and author of the ‘RSPB Handbook of the Seashore’ describing the exploration of South Efford marsh by the children of Aveton Gifford Primary School.  The evening will be capped off with a light buffet for which there will be no charge.