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The Magic of Manning’s Pit

ButtercupsOn the edge of Pilton and Bradiford lie 21 acres of grazing land known as Manning’s Pit which are at the heart of the local community.  Generations of local people have walked through the fields, paddled in the river and done their courting there.

TobogganingOtters, kingfishers, woodpeckers, salmon, and rare hazel dormice are all part of the wildlife found there by the river or in the trees, and both Greater and Lesser Horseshoe bats swoop across the downland slopes at night.  Throughout the year, the fields are full of plants.  More than 100 different ones have been recorded.

Tree and cattleMany people have expressed their love for Manning's Pit in hundreds of letters, poems, pairings and photographs, all of which can be seen on the Manning’s Pit website. Since 2015 the campaign to save Manning's Pit has gone world-wide and garnered support from environmentalists such as James Lovelock and Jonathon Porritt, film directors Ken Loach and Sir Richard Eyre as well as writer Sir Michael Morpurgo.

Bradiford BridgeAfter an unsuccessful attempt to develop it for housing it is now up for sale.  Its designation as an Asset of Community Value in 2018 means that it could not be sold by the owners until mid-January 2020.  Unfortunately, they have now put it up for auction on 26th March. This gives the Friends of Manning’s Pit the chance to buy it but they need to raise a lot of money to do it.  As a local charitable organisation, the Pilton Green Man CIO, which is a registered charity, has stepped in to support The Friends of Manning’s Pit in this crucial fund raising exercise.

WoodpeckerThe Pilton Green Man CIO is supporting the Friends of Manning's Pit by making this appeal.  If you would like to donate towards this please click on the donation link on the side bar to go straight to a donations page or go to the Friends of Manning's Pit website to learn more about the campaign by clicking on the woodpecker.

 

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