The information below just gives a brief summary of the heath and possible activities. Please check the Tiptree Heath Website for more information, exact timings and changes of programme.
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The Heath has many different users - and the conservation volunteers, with the working parties during the week and weekends, help maintain the Heath for everyone.
There is a programme of events including:
Health Walks on the Heath – for the young at heart, and for the young! Wednesday morning, 10.30am
Wildilfe Walks occur at varied times, see website for details.
The Heath Hunters meet on the first Saturday in each month from 10-11.30am
Users of the heath
Horse Riders and Dogs
Exmoor Ponies on the Heath
It is important for the ponies, humans and dogs that the ponies are treated properly by heath users.
They should not be fed - even with grass
They may start to follow humans looking for food and may try to bite or kick.
They are semi-feral, therefore timid and curious
They will move away if approached, like the cows. If they approach you, gently shoo them away, using arm movements.
If chased they will run
Please keep your dog on the lead until you know how they will react. If a dog chases the ponies it could lead to a problem.
They may lose weight and coat condition during the winter
This is not usually a sign of illness or neglect, pnies naturally feed up in the summer to store food for the winter. But if you are concerned, then let the warden know.