Dunsdon Guided Farm Walk

 

Farm & Educational Access

Your chance to have a look at the farm and find out what we do here, discuss aspects of the conservation work and habitat restoration we have undertaken for The Working Wetlands Project.

We carry out farm visits for groups, schools and individuals including scientific survey visits. We are accredited under the Access to Farms and hold a CEVAS (Countryside Educational Visits Accreditation Scheme).

You will also have chance to meet some of the animals, including our fold of pedigree Highland cows and the farms donkeys.

We hold this walk on Tuesday’s, and meet on the main yard at 4.45pm. We suggest you wear wellies as even in the drier weather the gate entrances can get quite boggy.

Educational Access to the Farm

Dunsdon contains probably the single most important example in England of a type of pasture known locally as Culm grassland. Culm grassland is a marshy, heathy vegetation that occurs over the slates and shales of the Culm Measures across north western Devon. It is a very diverse wildlife habitat, often extremely rich in wild flowers and supporting an immense range of other wildlife. Great for a nature ramble.

Visit Dunsdon Farm Home to The Old Shippon

Farm Walks

We hold a farm walk on Tuesday’s, and meet on the main yard at 4.45pm. We suggest you wear wellies as even in the drier weather the gate entrances can get quite boggy.

As part of the walk/visit you have the opportunity to visit our young native woodland plantation, and wildlife pond, along with our Culm grass meadow restoration and “Special Project” hub.

The Dunsdon Highland Cows are magnificent – we really enjoyed observing them from the cottage garden – Five star accommodation in Devon at Dunsdon Farm.

Meet the Animals

You will also have chance to meet some of the animals, including our fold of pedigree Highland cows and the farms donkeys, and look at the work the animals do in maintaining these special farm areas.
Visitors will also have the chance to view our nesting Barn Owls on the farms owlcams. 

If you are interested, please call or text 07970 002015 with details of the number in your party.


If you are looking to stay in a five star dog friendly cottage in Devon, whilst visiting many of the wonderful wildlife sites that North Devon has to offer – look no further than The Old Shippon at Dunsdon Farm.

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