The Friends of Manning's Pit

The Friends of Manning's Pit Community Group have led the Save and Buy campaigns since 2015. The Manning's Pit 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.


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.