The Lower Otter Restoration Project

07/03/2017 - 10:30 am

Lime Kilns car park to Otterton Mill

The beautiful Lower Otter Valley has a history of modification by human hand stretching back 1,000 years.  The local landscape has been adapted to our needs over centuries, but must now confront another challenge.  That of a rapidly changing climate.

This walk will look at the history of management of the Lower Otter Valley, and discuss how current management might need to adapt in the future as sea levels rise and the catchment experiences a greater intensity of storm events predicted under climate change scenarios.  The walk will be led by Dr Sam Bridgewater, Head of Wildlife and Conservation for Clinton Devon Estates.