Events

Langaford Farm Trust run a number of public events along with a substantial number of private events, our public events can be seen below. If you have an idea for an event please contact info@langafordtrust.org to discuss.

Wednesday 17 July 2024
Woodland Creation Meeting
3-5.30pm

Talks from the Plymouth and South Devon Community Forest and The Forestry Commission on available woodland creation grants and ins and outs of applying. Plus good practices when creating a woodland area. Plenty of time to ask questions.
Followed by a walk to look at a recently planted woodland area.

The meeting is free, but E-mail Betina to book a place on: betina@actionclimateteignbridge.org

The meeting is being organised by ACTion on Climate in Teignbridge’s Food, Farming, Forestry and Fisheries Group.
www.actionclimateteignbridge.org


Monday 22 to 28 July 2024
Black2Nature Camp
Private event

Saturday 10 August 2024
Singing workshopSinging in Nature
10.30am – 4pm

Join music leaders Louis Bingham and Phil Hogg for a day of group singing workshops and guided walks at a world class conservation site nestled on the eastern edge of Dartmoor, and explore the landscape and rare habitats through folk song inspired by the natural world.

A day for nature lovers and keen singers of all abilities, and those who wish to explore the wellbeing benefits of group music-making within a natural setting. We will go ahead whatever the weather, with a sheltered space available if needed, so dress for the outdoors and walking on rough ground. Bring a packed lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided at the field centre.

Please arrive at 10.30am for an 11am start. Due to sensitive wildlife we regret  no dogs are allowed on site with the exception of assistance dogs. Please visit langafordtrust.org  for more information on the site including location and access, or contact Louis via email at music.bingham@gmail.com for general enquiries about the day.

Tickets £10 per person, please book in advance as spaces are limited https://www.wegottickets.com/event/623898
All enquiries music.bingham@gmail.com

Thursday 22 August 2024
Landscape Painting Day, led by Nichola Kingsbury-Feest
10am – 3pm

Cost £10
This event is generously subsidised by FiPL

Would you like to try something new or improve your skills? What better way than spending a relaxing day painting in nature? It’s fantastic for your mind and soul.

Nichola Kingsbury-Feest will inspire your creativity with her passion for art and nature which will improve your skills. As an artist, teacher, and illustrator of numerous books, Kingsbury-Feest loves to paint and will help you on your artistic journey, wherever you are. The day will include learning new skills and meeting like-minded people. Sketching and painting in picture-perfect spots at Langaford farm. Experimenting with watercolour techniques. Completing a final landscape painting to take home and cherish. Lots of smiles and a very warm welcome. We have a wonderful barn too to paint in if the weather turns.

Call 01647 432 889 or email info@langafordtrust.org to book and reserve your spot, cost £10, this event is subsidised by FiPL.

All you need to do is bring a packed lunch; tea, coffee and materials will be provided. 

Friday 6 September 2024
Soil Event A MICROCOSM OF THE DARTMOOR IN-BYE: do the answers lie in the soil?
11am – 3.30pm
As with much of the in-bye around Dartmoor, Langaford has a range of soils. These reflect both the differing natural environmental conditions and the way people have used the land over the centuries, if not millennia. Langaford is one up on most other places in that it has permanent exposures of its main soil types, plus an undercover display explaining the roles played by the local soils. It is also well studied by a range of groups with land based interests. This visit will be an opportunity to get up close and personal with the most important of the in-byes soils under the guidance of two soil scientists who have had life time careers studying the West Country’s soils.
Book via info@langafordtrust.org
or call 01647 432889 (please leave contact details)
Voluntary donations
Teas and coffees available
Please bring a packed lunch

Thursday 26 September 2024
Mosses: a closer look at these important plants by Geri Skeens, nature guide with an infectious love of even tiny plants
10am – 12.30pm

 

We take a short, slow walk for a closer look at these easily-overlooked plants which were vital to the evolution of life on earth and continue to play important ecological roles.  Indeed, we have some species on the farm which are essential to peat formation.  You will learn about their structure and the features that help distinguish between species so that you will be able to identify one or two by name.  Hand lenses will be available to enable you to see their tiny parts and we hope you will become enchanted by their beauty and variety.
The walk is about one mile on uneven ground and across fields so wear well-treaded footwear.  Be prepared for all weathers, with waterproofs, warm layers and sun hat.  You are welcome to bring a packed lunch to eat at the end of the walk, when hot drinks will be available.

Sorry, no dogs please

We are delighted to welcome Geri back to share her extensive knowledge of the many varieties of mosses that thrive here on the farm.
Book via info@langafordtrust.org or 01647 432889
Voluntary donations
Teas/coffees and biscuits supplied – feel free to bring a packed lunch for after the event
Walking boots or wellington boots highly recommended
Unfortunately, we cannot accept dogs on this walk

Sunday 20 October 2024
Fungi Foray with Phil Page
11am – 1pm

We are delighted to welcome Phil back to lead another stroll around Langaford and identify some of the many species of fungi that we have here on the farm.

Book via info@langafordtrust.org or 01647 432889
Voluntary donations
Teas/coffees and biscuits supplied
Walking boots or wellington boots highly recommended
Unfortunately we cannot accept dogs on this walk

PREVIOUS EVENTS

Sunday 21 April 2024
Spring Bird Song Walk with Phil Page
9.30am Start
Book via info@langafordtrust.org
or call 01647 432889 (please leave contact details)
Voluntary donations
Teas and coffees available
No dogs please

Friday 3 May 2024
Spring Bird Song Walk with Jerry Tallowin
9am Start
Book via info@langafordtrust.org
or call 01647 432889 (please leave contact details)
Voluntary donations
Teas and coffees available
No dogs please

Friday 24 May to Saturday 25 May 2024
Moth Camp
Fully booked.

Sunday 26 May 2024
Langaford Farm Butterfly Day with Megan Lowe (BCT) and Dr. Peter Beale
Join us for a guided walk with butterfly experts through the lush damp meadows of Langaford farm in search of two of special species; the Marsh Fritillary butterfly and the Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk-moth. We will take a circular route learning about these species and their habitat requirements along the way, but of course we hope to see lots more wildlife too.
There will also be the chance to discover Langaford’s diverse variety of moths, attracted to light the night before.
Please bring a picnic if you would like to stay for lunch after the walk. In the afternoon there will be an optional botany walk taking a closer look at the wildflowers and plants that call Langaford Farm home.
Please note:
Car parking will be available at the top of the field – this will be signposted but the grid reference for the field entrance is: SX 70328 84691 or What3Words: redouble.gathering.under
This is a circular route of approx. 2km with plenty of time to stop and look (don’t forget your camera!)
The route is relatively flat, but the ground uneven and may be boggy in places – please wear wellies or sturdy walking boots.
Light refreshments, toilets, and handwashing facilities will be available at the barn.
Due to the sensitive wildlife on the farm, no dogs please (with the exception of assistance dogs).
This is a free event, but donations to the Langaford Farm Trust are welcome.

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Booking details through Eventbrite – Link –Langaford Farm Butterfly Walk Tickets, Sun, May 26, 2024 at 10:30 AM | Eventbrite
1030 – 1300 (feel free to spend some time after the event at Langaford to chat and eat sandwiches.)
Voluntary donations
Teas and coffees available
Feel free to bring a packed lunch

Wednesday 29 May 2024
Private event

Friday 31 May 2024
Moor Meadows walk
Private event

Saturday 8 June 2024
Yarner Woods Volunteers
Private event

Sunday 30 June 2024
Wild Dartmoor
10am – 4.30pm

Langaford Trust are delighted to host storyteller and author Lisa Schneidau and environmental campaigner Tony Whitehead who are running a day course discovering nature and ecology through story telling, folklore and history. To book on this course, please contact them directly through the link: https://bit.ly/3TABpTt