The Goat Walk Land Trust

The Goat Walk Land is six acres of land bordering The Goat Walk and Bowling Green Lane on the downstream side of Topsham. The Goat Walk Land Trust was formed to protect the land and retain it for the benefit of the community after a successful appeal and bid for the land in February 2015.

The Trust is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, registered in 2015, whose object is: 

“the maintenance of the rural environment and heritage of the historic town of Topsham through the preservation and enhancement, without any permanent buildings, of the Goat Walk land for the quiet enjoyment and pleasure of the residents of Topsham and visiting members of the public at large”

After the establishment of the Trust the Trustees and Management Committee spent some time considering possible approaches to the management of the land. The resulting ideas and proposals were presented to the local community at an exhibition and consultation held at Matthews Hall, Topsham, on 16th April 2016. The posters displayed at the exhibition and the results of the consultation are available on this website by clicking here:

Our annual expenses on maintenance and insurance are covered by our membership scheme. Members pay a small annual fee, £10, which is intended to cover our ongoing expenditure. Members also receive newsletters by email and have the right to vote at our AGMs. If you would like to support the Goat Walk Land Trust by joining us, please see the Membership page of this website for an application form.

Most of the work of managing the Land is carried out by our volunteers. If you would like to volunteer to help in any way, or have any other questions please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Woodland in the Goat Walk Land Trust