March 23, 2017
Brean Down conservationists on the hunt for a new grazier

Conservationists are searching for a new grazier to help them with conservation work along Brean Down.

The National Trust owns the 65-hectare site which is at the furthest tip of the Mendip Hills and overlooks Somerset's coastline.

The project first began in November 2015 and ran until May when a herd of Dartmoor ponies were brought in to graze and clear the scrubland.

Ian Clemett from the Trust said: "It did do it the world of good, the hill is in a good state now but it will start to grow up again."

Grazing livestock helps to clear the land of brambles and improve the limestone grassland's biodiversity.


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