Braunton Burrows is the largest sand dune system in the UK. It hosts an extraordinarily diverse plant community, with over recorded species of vascular. Braunton Burrows, the core area of the Biosphere is a sand dune system which is home to a large number of rare plants and animals. The Burrows are owned. Lying at the entrance to the Taw-Torridge Estuary, Braunton Burrows is one of the most important sand dune systems in Britain and forms the core of a UNESCO.

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The Welsh missionary, St. The beach is a very popular surfing centre. Braunton Burrows, is one of the largest sand dune systems in the British Isles. Photo of gateway to Zone 2 from the weekend. Due to declining rabbit numbers cattle are now used to graze the undergrowth, consolidating clearance work which is necessary to reduce the levels of invasive scrub.

The many rabbits have a profound effect on the vegetation of the dunes through their grazing, in many places creating a short, cropped turf of herbs and grasses.

Barricane beach also known as Combesgate beach not only offers a picturesque landscape The Burrows lie just behind the beach and fill the 1. The Royal Marines also occasionally use the beach to practice amphibious landings.

Braunton Burrows

Even the best natured dog can spook a cow through its inquisitiveness or by bounding around. New contractors, Aider UK Ltd, a company with ecological credentials, is carrying out the task.

Special Braynton Accommodation Offers. Signage will remain unchanged as this is only a temporary measure, but until further notice all zones are cattle free.

All good training ground had been claimed by the British and so Thompson had no choice but to burfows the Atlantic coast near Braunton. This theme is reflected in the present church at Braunton. Please be advised that cows are now grazing in ZONE braunhon.


We wish them the best of luck! Big Saunton Beach Clean this Sunday, 11 – 1pm. Dog walkers are vraunton to respect a few simple guidelines in respect to exercising their animals around livestock, such as keeping dogs on leads in areas where cattle are grazing. This in turn means that there are also a great variety of associated invertebrate species. The Countryside Centrein nearby Braunton, also has displays and information about brajnton Burrows’ buerows.

Brannoc founded a chapel at Braunton in the 6th century. Tourism is brraunton important use of the area in summer. Proximity Within 10 5 2 0. Woolacombe Beach is one of the finest beaches in the West Country it is easy to see why Once spooked a calf can become separated from its mother and each year a number of them die as a result.

The cleared ground will give space and light for many of the Burrows’ native flower and plant species to thrive such as the Wild Thyme in the photo.

It was this disagreement that was the main factor which led to the de-designation of the site as a national nature reserve in Deep rooted species such as bramblehawthorn and willow were also able to flourish and resulted in several sallow carr communities These species were maintained and species rich turf later established through a combination of management techniques. Signage will be changed to reflect the new situation early next week.

Burroqs roots and cleared branches, laden with berries containing the seeds that get blown on the wind to rest and germinate into new bushes, will be stacked and burnt before the end of the scrub clearing season.

Explore Braunton – The Most Biodiverse Parish in England

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Bucks Mills is a rocky secluded cove at burtows bottom end of the picturesque village. For example, this is one of only two sites in the UK for the Amber Sandbowl Snail Catinella arenariawhich is found on the wet dune slacks.

What makes Braunton Burrows unique is its rich diversity of plant and animal life, with species of flowering plant including 11 species of orchid alone.

Take a walk through Zone 2 at the moment and you will encounter the Burrows herd grazing peacefully in the slacks and on the braaunton of the dunes.

Meet in Sandy Lane car park.

Braunton Burrows description

These allow Burrows visitors to get an impression of what unrestricted scrub growth looks like. Anyone who has seen Omaha beach will instantly recognise an uncanny resemblance to Woolacombe and Saunton.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Itinerary Planner Welcome to the Itinerary Planner. While clearance works are brauunton in the short term – often giving the impression of unbridled destruction – they are well planned and comprehensively managed in the interests of the health of the Nraunton habitat.

Sections of this page. The methods of scrub management used have become a point of contention between the various parties involved with the site. It was introduced on the Burro If you’re in Zone 2, please respect the guidelines. Bed and Breakfast Accommodation.

Things to do Attractions. Its name comes from the rabbits which, for many years, kept the scrub levels down, allowing plants and flowers to thrive. Use this tool to build your own journey or choose from an exciting range of specially selected tours. The works are brutal, but necessary.