Horselogging at Pentillie



Through the enthusiasm and courtesy of the Coryton family who own and manage the beautiful Pentillie Castle and Estate, the Tamar Valley AONB are organising a horse-logging demonstration and discussion about managing small woodlands, next Tuesday 24th June.

The Tamar Valley is one of the most wooded AONBs in the south west and much of the terrain is steep and with difficult access. John and Freya have started working on the Pentillie Estate with their Shire Horse, Jack, and their approach might be of interest to those who own, manage or advise the management of woodlands in the area.

The Pentillie Estate also installed a biomass boiler last year that is fuelled by woodchip.  There will also be an opportunity to see the boiler and woodchip store and discuss the project and economics around the installation. 

Booking essential by Monday 23rd June – tel 01822 835030 or email 

The timings of the event are;

09.30                          Coffee & Biscuits

10.00                          Welcome and Introduction

10.05                          Introduction to the Pentillie Estate woodland management, Ted Coryton, owner of Pentillie

10.20                          Woodland management & the new Environmental Land Management Schemes, Hugh Tyler, Natural England

10.30                          The Cordiale Project and view of Biomass Boiler & Woodchip Store, Ted Coryton/Corinna Woodall (TVAONB)

10.50                          Visit to Paynter’s Cross woods

11.00                          Horse logging demonstration and discussion, John & Freya Williams

12.30                          Depart




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