Eggesford

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Eggesford Forest in the Taw Valley was the site of the first trees planted on December 8th 1919 at Flashdown Wood (on the old Eggesford Estate) by the newly created Forestry Commission. By 1956 the Commission had planted one million acres of woodland. A granite stone (still visible at the Hilltown Picnic area) was unveiled by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to commemorate this occasion.

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Hilltown Wood - via A377 between Exeter and Barnstaple. The forest entrance is on the A377, 1 mile to the east of Eggesford Station - look for the Forest threshold signs.

Heywood - via A377 between Exeter and Barnstaple. At Eggesford Station turn off the main A377 to Wembworthy/Winkleigh, turn right at the next junction and at the top of the hill take another right and follow this narrow road to Heywood - look for the Heywood threshold sign.

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