July 20, 2023, 9:30 pm

Perridge Cross, near Haldon – South Western Division

Kindly hosted by Sir Harry Studholme Bt, we’ll look at an integrated management of mixed estate woodlands for multiple objectives, with an emphasis on developing diversification and resilience in the face of climate change, pests and diseases. Please arrive 9.30 for a 10.00 prompt start and bring your own packed lunch & drinks. The terrain is hilly, mainly on forest tracks, rough & steep in places (there's no flat ground at Perridge!)

Longdown, Exeter, EX6 7RU

Access via B3212 Exeter to Moretophampstead road: follow RFS signs from Perridge Cross (at the top of the hill just south of Longdown) to parking area.   NGR SX832903 / W3W:  hedge/slams/liked to top of main entrance drive.

There is also the RFS Managing for Resilience report which features Perridge as one of its case studies (pages 31-34). It can be accessed: https://rfs.org.uk/news-list/managing-for-resilience-ten-case-studies/ and download “full report”.

For more information regarding this meeting please contact Rupert Baker rupert_baker@tiscali.co.uk

Pre-visit information

In the light of COVID 19, we urge all members to read our COVID 19 guideline notes before attending woodland meetings.  In addition, as an educational charity, the RFS must lead by example on the biosecurity measures recommended by the Forestry Commission (FC) and Defra to minimise the risk of spreading soil-borne tree infections. You can make a difference to stopping the spread of tree diseases. Clean boots are a first step!  For further information, please click here