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How about a bird of prey experience?

Yarak is the most unique falconry centre for birds of prey in the Southwest and is set in the heart of the countryside in a beautiful tranquil setting near Cullompton.  Yarak birds of prey offers hands on falconry experience days for

Posted in Wildlife

P-p-p-pick up a penguin on World Penguin Day!

Living Coasts is an all-weather attraction, located on Torquay seafront in South Devon.   There’s always plenty to see and do – mingle with the playful penguins, get up close to the otters, octopus and seals, and much more.  Visit Penguin

Posted in Beach, Member Farms, Restaurants, Retail, Shopping, Wildlife

If you go down to the dunes today…….

If you go down to the (Woolacombe) dunes today, You’re sure of a big surprise. If you go down to the (Woolacombe) dunes today You’d better go in disguise……. You might just bump into a rather handsome North Devon Red

Posted in Beach, Cows, Wildlife

The magic of Lundy Island………

A day spent on Lundy Island during your holiday will be a day well spent.  Escape to this magical island by ferry from Ilfracombe or Bideford.  It is the ultimate get-away-from-it-all – incredible scenery all around you, nothing between you

Posted in Beach, Boats, Ferry, Member Farms, Wildlife

Suggestions for your Valentine’s getaway…….

We love Devon and with Valentines Day approaching we thought we’d share our top romantic ideas with you! 1. Beach strolls There are plenty of beaches, sheltered coves or romantic clifftop walks to choose from. Walk along the sandy shore

Posted in AONB, Beach, Boats, Ferry, Member Farms, Pubs, Restaurants, Retail, Shopping, walks, Wildlife

A new website for Hele Payne Farm – a truly family affair!

  Over a year ago I read an article in a marketing magazine advising that all websites should be updated every 3 years.  This made me question my own website, which had been in place for 8 years, and my

Posted in Calves, Cows, Lambs, Member Farms, Pubs, Restaurants, Sheep, Wildlife

In search of the willow tit………

We were delighted to be contacted by the ‘Devon willow tit project’, an ambitious but much needed project, which has been developed in partnership by Devon Birds, Devon Wildlife Trust and Devon Biodiversity Records Centre. The willow tit (kleinschmidt) is

Posted in AONB, Member Farms, Wildlife

Try a spot of bird-watching from a tram!

If you’re looking for a fun day out during your Devon holiday why not take a trip on the Seaton Tramway?  Narrow gauge heritage trams operate between Seaton, Colyford and Colyton, through 3 miles of unspoilt countryside, in East Devon’s

Posted in AONB, Christmas, Retail, Uncategorized, Wildlife

Winter walks and woodburners…….

Little Comfort Farm sits astride the parish boundary between West Down and Braunton Parishes. The parish boundary stone is on the bridge over the River Caen. From the farm to Braunton is quite a long walk, but from here to West

Posted in insects, Member Farms, Pubs, walks, Wildlife

Enjoy a Jurassic jaunt in Seaton!

Seaton Jurassic is a community-led centre that engages thousands of people with East Devon’s unique geological, coastal and marine heritage. Seaton has fabulous natural assets on its doorstep. In terms of the Jurassic Coast, Seaton is the gateway for the wilderness

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