The Friends of Manning's Pit

The Friends of Manning's Pit Community Group have led campaigns to save the fields since 2015 - they are now owned by local Charity the Pilton Green Man CIO (Charity no 1170742 ). We now run the management and maintenance of Manning's Pit and organise promotional and fundraising events. These fields have been loved by generations of Pilton, Bradiford and Barnstaple people from the writer H H Munro (Saki) back in the 19th Century to the local community in the present day.

Coffee Morning Poster

Festive crowd at the Manning's Pit Christmas Coffee Morning

Manning's Pit Volunteers getting ready

Work continues!
More volunteers welcome - a chance to meet others, and have good exercise and fun in the open air

Information Page for Map and Guidelines

Many thanks to the following organisations for their assistance
Garfield Weston Fund     North Devon Council     Barnstaple Town Council
Fleet Caravans Ltd     Yeo Dale Hotel     Pilton United Charity
Tozers    Barratts Community Fund   doubleUprint

Mannings Pit - Our Future by Ty Redif.

A short video made in September 2019 by Wendy Robinson and Christine Lovelock explaining how The Friends of Manning's Pit were founded and the campaign to Save Manning's Pit was started, back in 2015.
Here is Ryan Vowles, reading his poem "Together" Ryan's poem ended with these words:

"So make a lot of effort, put your heart and soul into it And maybe, Together, we can Save Manning's Pit. "

The Friends of Manning's Pit have come together with the Pilton Green Man CIO, charity number 1170742, to buy Manning's Pit for the local community.