An 'Exmoor Ponies in Conservation' project

An Introduction to the Myers Allotment conservation project


Site Management

It is intended to graze the site with Exmoor ponies, which are now considered by many conservation professionals as excellent conservation graziers. Exmoor ponies are used as conservation grazers on more than two dozen sites throughout the UK.

a few of the Gait Barrows herd browsing brambles

The Gait Barrows Exmoor pony herd will be utilised for the grazing of Myers Allotment, and they have already proved themselves to be successful in the conservation management of Gait Barrows, Jack Scout, Eaves Wood, Crag Bank and other nationally important conservation sites in the area.