Gone But Not Forgotten
- Aug 7, 2001
I have lived in the westcountry (on and off) since the 60's, but I have never heard this term before:
Brigade warns over swaling season
Devon's fire service is reminding people to be aware the swaling season has started in parts of the county.
The controlled burning of the moor is a traditional land management technique which is used to control overgrowth on parts of Dartmoor.
Swaling is a particularly common sight in March but stops at the end of the month, when the nesting season starts.
Farmers are also being warned to make sure they are aware of the rules of burning vegetation.
The emergency service says all of the rules and regulations on burning can be found on its website.