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The Axe Vale & District Conservation Society
was formed c.1970 and was 'dedicated to the protection of wildlife and the environment in their area’.

Its aims included 'securing the representation, protection, development and improvement of features of beauty or of historic or public interest' in the Axe Vale and surrounding area.

Since 1996 the society has run many events and has built up links Towerhidewith various organisations such as Devon Wildlife Trust, EDDC Countryside Service, AONB, Devon Birds, Natural England, Environment Agency and Devon Heritage Coast Team.more...

The Axe Estuary Tower Hide

As most members will already know, the Axe Estuary Tower Hide was opened at Easter and has proved very popular.
Your Society contributed to the costs of building this hide, and our contribution was made possible by grants from the Naturesave Trust and from the Fine Family Foundation, as well as a number of individual donations. The Society is most grateful for all these grants and donations.


AV&DCS polo shirts & sweatshirts are still available.  Any profits go into the Society's funds.

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Birdwatching Tram Trips are now available -
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AV&DCS annual events include:

  • BlennyGuided Walks
  • Birdwatching Strolls
  • Rockpooling
  • Woodland Strolls
  • Bug Days
  • Barbecues
  • Dawn Chorus
  • Coffee Morning
  • Work Parties
  • Butterfly Conservation
  • Open Gardens
  • Dragonfly Spotting
  • Undercliff Walks
  • Dormouse Day
  • Nightjars
  • Bird Song & Breakfast
  • Fungus Foray

Current Events - click here

Ave Vale & District Conservation Society
Open Day 2015.

On 18th August 2015 we will be holding an Open Day at the Axe Estuary Wetlands in conjunction with EDDC's volunteer day.
The day will start at 9am with Moth Identification, this will be followed by a Plant Walk with Mike Lock and a stroll for Insects on the Wetlands with Martin Drake. In the Island Hide Ian Waite will do a Wader Watch from 9am to 12am and then be available to assist with Bird Identification for the rest of the day.
Optics will be available for sale and Members of the Committee will be on hand to talk about the Conservation Society.
We look forward to seeing you there.

Axe Vale & District Conservation Society